I am always on the look-out for fabrics for the Jane Austen Patchwork.
This morning I stumbled onto the Andover Fabric site and found a new grouping of Winterthur John Hewson designs. They are absolutely beautiful, and the scale looks right. Click on Winterthur John Hewson on the Andover site. (No affiliation!)
Notice the arrows above the fabric swatches, so you can see the whole collection. There is also a shop locator.
I have written about fabric for the Jane Austen medallion on the blog before. Click for previous article.
Jane Austen Patchwork (shapes to print on fabric)
John Hewson was a famous British textile printer who moved to America in 1773 at the invitation of Benjamin Franklin. There is information on Barbara Brackman’s blog. Click. (I love her blog!)
John Hewson lived from 1845 to 1821, and was active in Philadelphia until about 1810, so he is the right time period for Jane Austen (1775 to 1817). There is an article about him on the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Any time you find a great fabric for the medallion, please let me know, okay?
Aren’t we lucky to be quilters at a time when the quality and selection of fabric is the best it has ever been—in the whole long history of the world? Not only that, but Inklingo makes it easier and faster to sew Jane Austen’s design. Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for!
Linda & Monkey in Canada
and celebrating Thanksgiving a second time with our American friends
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes.Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.