I briefly mentioned my Austen Family Album quilt last week. It was a finished object I noted as part of the 17ufosin2017 challenge. I thought the quilt deserved to have its entire story told, so here we go with its biography!
I started making the Austen Family Album blocks in April, 2014. Barbara Brackman provided the patterns and I used fabric from one of my all-time favorite collections - Curio by Basic Grey (Moda). When the BOW was complete, I had a wall full of 12-inch blocks. I decided to split the colors into groups, with yellow, pink and turquoise fabrics in one group and the brown and orange fabrics in another.
I put the final stitches in the binding at the end of May, just in time for a trip to Florida. I planned on giving the quilt to my sister, and I knew I would see her during my visit.
My local LAQ, Cindy Braiwick, did a fantastic job on the quilting.
The finished quilt measures out at 74 inches by 88 inches. My sister was excited to have such a "literary" quilt (she was an English major in college). She said she was looking forward to re-reading some Jane Austen while snuggled under her quilt!