I wish I had labeled more of my quilts. Sometimes I just write my name and the date on the quilt in permanent ink, but often I don't even do that. Mostly I can't remember when I made a certain quilt. A label would really help.
In my volunteer work with the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts, I always make sure to take a photograph of any labels we may be lucky enough to have on documented quilts. We don't think we'll forget, but we do! And the next generation will not have any idea. So label your quilts already!
Okay, I'm down off the soapbox now.
So on to the next project, right? And the next one for me is my Jane Austen block of the week quilt.
Back in May, I posted about Barbara Brackman's Jane Austen Family Album quilt. I was only 5 blocks in then. I've got 30 done now, and I was setting them together this weekend.
There were 36 blocks in the series, but I had decided to make only 30 before it even started. I've never liked square quilts, and 30 seems about the perfect number for 12 in. blocks.
Making the Jane Austen sampler has been such a learning experience. Every week Barbara shared interesting facts and visuals from Jane's time period and details about her family and friends. It was like taking a free class.
Here's a link to my previous post, which has a link to the Jane Austen Family Album block of the week:
Sundays with Jane
I've also been watching all of the movies based on Jane Austen's work--well, most of them. I'm not really interested in zombies.
This one is my absolute favorite: The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, starring Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy.
It's an old one, from 1980 or so. I like it not because I'm a huge fan of Colin Firth (but what's not to like?), but because it is so true to the book, and the character actors are so good.
We're still deep in winter here, but there is a hope of spring, and we know May will be here eventually. Until then, we've just got to keep warm, and keep sewing.