Sunday, June 26, 2011

Steaming ahead with Jane Austen

Sort of.......

It went from this earlier start

But still a long way to go.

Steventon Rectory was the home of Jane Austen for the first 25 years of her life. The place was torn down many years ago and there is now nothing left of it except a water pump in the middle of a field, so I am treating it as a bit of a fairy tale with more than a sideways (or backwards) glance at the simply stunning quilt exhibition at the V&A last year and to childrens' samplers of the time. 

Jane's letters are full of references to fabrics and sewing projects so the idea of a patchwork effect feels right.
Let us see how it goes.


  1. I love these collages, and now patchwork as well! I enjoyed the link from the last post.

  2. I absolutely love your work. you are so talented!

  3. Hi Judy and Deb.
    Thank you so much for the comments. Sorry I took so long in replying - I should check my comment button more regularly!