n May 1811 from Jane to Cassandra in which she asks "have you remembered to collect pieces for the Patchwork? -- we are now at a standstill."
The quilt features several beautiful chintz fabrics, most of the colours have of course faded, but the small diamond border is still very vibrant, it must have been very colourful when new.
Esther has painstakingly drawn the pattern from a black and white photo in the book Patchwork by Avril Colby from the 1950's (this is a wonderful book, I was luck enough to find a very cheap second hand copy last year, it mentions Jane's coverlet too!)
This is much more my kind of quilt! I know it is earlier in date than Jane's coverlet but I have decided to join Esther on this journey and to pay homage to Jane by using the fabrics I had collected to reproduce her coverlet, I may even have enough to make both :)
Full details of the 'Love Entwined' project can be found on Esther's blog HERE