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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!

A pretty Regency lady!

The back of 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.

A lovely beaded parasol

A green beaded 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.

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One of the stitcheries from the "Jane Austen's Bonnet" quilt.

One of the stitcheries from the “Jane Austen’s Bonnet” quilt.

I am so excited about the beginnings of my next project, the quilt “Jane Austen’s Bonnet”, by Brenda Ryan.

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 decided to begin with the four “quote” stitcheries, just to get my fingers in the mood!

This post contains the third and fourth embroideries that I have completed, but neither of these two quotes I have chosen are included in the original quilt design. For some reason, the two other quotes did not appeal to me much, so I searched up some more quotes and printed up a design on my computer that could be traced and then embroidered.

A quote from Persuasion.

A quote from “Persuasion”, by Jane Austen.

The above quote is from “Persuasion”, by Jane Austen, at the part where Captain Wentworth declares his undying love to Anne Elliot in a letter.

A quote from one of Jane Austen's letters to her sister, Cassandra.

A quote from one of Jane Austen’s letters.

This quote is from one of Jane Austen’s letters to her sister, Cassandra. It refers to a patchwork they are working on, using the English paper piecing method.

All of the writing has been stitched with 2 strands of DMC embroidery thread in a backstitch. I have also stitched a quick running stitch around the outside of the diamond to mark the stitching line, which I hope will be useful when I put the quilt together.

Stay tuned for Part Three of this series.

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One of the stitcheries from the "Jane Austen's Bonnet" quilt.

One of the stitcheries from the “Jane Austen’s Bonnet” quilt.

For the last two years I have had a quilt on my to-do list, “Jane Austen’s Bonnet”, by Brenda Ryan.

I fell in love with this quilt when I saw one that a friend of mine had completed, and I decided that I would love to do one.

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.

My colour scheme will be purple and green, and I will post my progress as I go. My plan is to post two stitcheries at a time, over 10 posts, with a final post on the finished quilt.

I decided to begin with the four “quote” stitcheries, just to get my fingers in the mood! Here are the first two.

The first two stitcheries for my quilt. The left one is a quote from "Pride and Prejudice", and the right one is taken from one of Jane's letters to her sister.

The first two stitcheries for my quilt.

The left quote is from the first line of “Pride and Prejudice”, by Jane Austen. The right one is taken from one of Jane’s letters to her sister. All of the writing has been stitched with 2 strands of DMC embroidery thread in a backstitch.

I have also stitched a quick running stitch around the outside of the diamond to mark the stitching line, which I hope will be useful when I put the quilt together.

Stay tuned for Part Two of this series.

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