36 free quilt blocks, one a week with a guide to Jane Austen's England and posts about the people in her life.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Austen in Animal Prints

Denise in Texas

Lurking around our Austen Family Album Flickr page has provided some weekly drama.


We can thank Denise in Texas for much of it. What will she think of next?


She has an animal print theme going here.


See the Flickr page of Denise in Texas here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/116214226@N06/

Now the suspense is to see what her plans for setting are.

You may think that Jane Austen in a leopard-skin pillbox hat
is an anachronism 

but they had fake animal prints in Jane Austen's England.

Above: Swatches from an English sample book,
 about 1775, in the collection of the 
American Textile History Museum

And read more about animal prints in a post I did several months ago:
http://historicallymodernquilts.blogspot.com/2013/07/modern-print-monday-elsie-de-wolfe.html

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