I’m playing along with Lily’s Quilts Fresh Sewing Day. My apologies if you are tired of looking at this mini quilt, but it is definitely my favorite thing I’ve made this month. It also got a lot of love on Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day and it made me thing that there are lots of book loving stitchers out there. I would love to see others make quilts inspired by literature (there’s the book nerd coming out in me). If you do make a quilt inspired by a book, please let me know!
The quotation is spoken by Fanny in Mansfield Park and it reads,
We all have our best guides within us, if only we would listen.
I used a back stitch for the embroidery and two strands of DMC floss. I found it easier to design a mini quilt around on of Austen’s more sincere quotations, but I would love to see what one of her more biting quips ends up looking like.
The dresses are appliqued with wonder under and then I added some decorative stitches on top of that. It was a last minute decision to quilt around them, but I like how it makes the dresses pop out. Other than that, the quilt is stitch in the ditch and some straight line quilting around the border. The patchwork pieces are a scrap pack of various Liberty prints that I bought from an etsy seller.
This mini quilt is going to Bry in a private swap and I can’t wait to see what she makes.