These are the last two embroideries for my new quilt project, “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.
These last two embroideries are quotes and are not in the original quilt. These replace some of the flower embroideries that weren’t really my style. After I searched up some quotes, I printed up a design on my computer that could be traced onto the fabric and then embroidered.
This quote is from one of Jane Austen’s letters to her sister, Cassandra.
Next week shall begin my operations on my hat, on which you know my principal hopes of happiness depend.
I thought a hat quote was essential in a Jane Austen’s Bonnet Quilt! The embroidery is done with a backstitch in one strand of DMC embroidery cotton. I should have done two strands, as all of the other quotes have used two strands.
The above quote is from Emma, by Jane Austen.
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. But you know what I am. You hear nothing by the truth from me.
Mr Knightley says these words to Emma as he tries to find a way to ask her to be his wife. This embroidery has also been stitched with a backstitch, but using two strands of DMC embroidery cotton. I have also stitched a quick running stitch around the outside of the diamonds to mark the stitching line, which I hope will be useful when I put the quilt together.
Stay tuned for the last post of this series, Part Eleven, where I will be putting the quilt together and finishing it all off! – coming soon.
Sources and Relevant Links
Jane Austen’s Bonnet – by Brenda Ryan Embroidery Designs