My current project, the quilt “Jane Austen’s Bonnet” by Brenda Ryan, is coming along nicely!
This quilt is a wall-hanging, and features 20 diamond patches that are embroidered with various stitcheries on a Regency theme. The embroideries are nicely framed within the patchwork structure of the quilt and the result is very pretty.
I began work on some of the pretty pictures this time, and I have included two of them here.
Firstly, a pretty Regency lady!
The stitches I have used are: split stitch, backstitch, colonial knots, running stitch, stem stitch, blanket stitch, and satin stitch. There is also a little bit of ribbon embroidery in the hair.
Secondly, a lovely parasol.
The stitches I have used here are: back stitch, running stitch, stem stitch, colonial knots, and satin stitch. This one is also beaded and has two bows done with ribbon embroidery.
With all of these diamonds, I am stitching a quick running stitch around the outside of the piece to mark the stitching line, which I hope will be useful when I put the quilt together.
Stay tuned for Part Four of this series.
Sources and Relevant Links
Jane Austen’s Bonnet – by Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs