Block #33 Corn & Beans by Becky Brown for the Digweed Neighbors
Steventon Manor House drawn from memory
as it was when the Austens and Digweeds were
growing up in the 1760-1800 period.
Their five boys were Austen playmates. Jane's Aunt Jane Leigh-Perrot was of the opinion that one of the young Digweeds and Jane had a romance in 1800, which the Austen parents squelched by abruptly moving to Bath (She was probably quite wrong.) Jane did her part in trying to link the families by needling Cassandra about James Digweed's affection for the elder sister.
Corn and Beans by Bettina Havig
English "Corn Dollies" are not made of what an American would call corn.
In this case corn means wheat.
Corn & Beans by Becky Brown
Emma and "her" cow by C.W. Brock
Harry Digweed seems a level-headed farmer much like the fictional Robert Martin in Emma. Emma foolishly believes Martin to be beneath her protege Harriet. But the real life Harry Digweed was from a wealthy family and would have made a suitable spouse for either of the Austen girls had there actually been any attraction between the childhood playmates. He married an old Austen friend, Jane Terry, one of the "noisy Terry" family of Dummer House.
Jane Austen seemed fond of Mrs. Harry Digweed but thought her conversation a bit silly. "What she meant, poor woman, who shall say?" Jane Terry Digweed was unenthusiastic about the novel Emma, finding it dull (perhaps a little too close to home) and was quoted as saying, "if she had not known the Author, [she] could hardly have got through it."
James Gillray, Fat Cattle
Corn and Beans by Dustin Cecil
Finley listed other rural pattern names:
Ducks and Ducklings or Hen and Chickens.
Corn and Beans is #1859a or 1859b in BlockBase
Cutting a 12” Block
You need 16 of the smaller half-square triangles.
B– Cut 4 rectangles 5-1/4” x 2-7/8".
C - Cut 1 square 2-7/8”.
D - Cut 2 squares 5-5/8”. Cut each in half with a diagonal cut to make 2 triangles.
You need 4 of the larger half-square triangles.