"Netherfield" was magnificently quilted by Veronica Appleyard of Minto Heights. The quilt won us a first place ribbon in the 2010 Darling Harbour Quilt Show. Very exciting!
The third quilt in the series was to be called “Longbourne” after the house where the five Bennett sisters lived with their parents. I wanted this quilt to have a pretty appearance to represent the sisters.
The 7th quilt of the series is called "Lambton". Lambton is the town closest to "Pemberley" where Elizabeth Bennet stays at the inn with her aunt and uncle Gardiner. It is here that she receives the latter from Jane advising her that Lydia has run away with Mr Wickham.
The quilt features a large circular motif in the centre block inspired by the rose stained glass windows in English cathedrals. The colour scheme is teal, navy blue, orange/red, brown and gold. The quilt was magnificently quilted by Helen Hayes of Melbourne.
The latest quilt to be added to the collection is called "Hartfield". I completed the quilt in May 2016 and it was again quilted by the very talented Helen Hayes. I found I had exhausted the prettier names of places in "Pride and Prejudice" and therefore "Hartfield" comes from Austen's novel "Emma". "Hartfield" is where Emma Woodhouse lives with her elderly father. The quilt is completely made using English paper piecing techniques in a colour scheme of red, brown, mustard, green and purple. (Yes, I added purple to the repertoire!)
This will be my major teaching piece for 2017.