This patchwork quilt, more properly called a coverlet, was worked by Jane Austen, her sister Cassandra and their mother, while they were living at the cottage in Chawton, now known as Jane Austen’s House Museum.
It is made in a diamond pattern and contains hundreds of pieces. Remnants from fabrics, used by the family for making dresses, would have been used. A high level of precision was needed to make this beautiful object and the stitching is so tiny as to be almost invisible.
The quilt is one of the most popular items at the Jane Austen's House Museum, especially with Americans.
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