I have heard it said in quilting (as well as other art mediums) that copying is just a form of flattery.repro-950  Well then I am guilty of flattery for women of a bygone era.  The three quilts I am sharing with you this week are reproductions of antique quilts.  This first one is my favorite.  I found it on line being sold by a quilt dealer and I fell in love with it…until I saw the price.  I know it was worth it, but I didn’t want to pay so much.  Instead I found reproductions that were similar in color and pattern and made this myself and even hand quilted it.  I call it the $950 quilt!  It is 16” x 16”.

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This next one is reproduced from a quilt in Childhood Treasures book by Merikay Waldvogel.  My challenge was to bring the fabric from the back to the front instead of adding a binding.  I had never done this before and I hope to not do it again.  I learned that I like making traditional binding a lot more than bringing the back fabric to the front.

 

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The last one is also 16” x 16”.  It is copied from a Kate Adams quilt I saw on line (of course hers are less than half this size) but I love the 9-patch interacting with the half square triangles.  I think this would also make a beautiful quilt if it were done in full size for the bed.

You just never know from where your inspiration might come for your next quilt project.

 

 

Just for you – Quilt Quote:  “Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!”

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