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 11, 2015

Pride & Prejudice Storybook Quilt

Regency Applique, in a redwork version. 
Quilt pattern inspired by Jane Austen's 
Pride and Prejudice
designed by Nancy Bekofske.

Lydia Bennet and two soldiers

The first version in applique
was inspired by 
Marian Whiteside Cheever's
Story Book Quilts. Nancy decided to illustrate her favorite book.

Regency Applique

Little Women quilt by Marion Cheever Whiteside
for Ladies' Home Journal, 1949

Nancy sells the pattern for her Regency Applique quilt,
in applique or embroidery. 

Mr. Collins introducing himself to Mr. Darcy
See the pattern at Nancy's Etsy store Rosemont Needle Arts:

Mr. Darcy and the Bingleys

Nancy's been making the Austen Family Album blocks too.

Love her fussy cut floral that runs as a theme.

See Nancy's blog The Literate Quilter here:

And read more about Marion Cheever Whiteside here:

The Quilt Index site has digitized the 1995 article in the American Quilt Study Group's Uncoverings

"Marion Cheever Whiteside Newton: Designer of Story Book Quilts, 1940-1965" by Patterson, Naida Treadway, Volume 16, 1995, pages 67-94


  1. I was surprised and pleased to see my quilts, blocks, and website shared on your blog! Thank you!