Thursday, January 27, 2011

Antique 1845 crib quilt- updated

 Reproduction block 2011  7"square

 I am working on my quilt for the Alliance for American Quilts 2011 Challenge and I'm reproducing 4 blocks from a c. 1845 crib quilt shown.  The little flower baskets are ONLY 1.5 inches which is pretty fussy for needle-turn applique but I got it done.  1 down and only 3 more to go.
 I hope this will be a subliminal advertising for the contest voting, hint, hint.
I wrote about the antique quilt in my last post (click on link) or scroll down to read more about it or click on the blog title (top of page) to see it and more posts.  Here is the original block, sort of a before and after/make-over and another block to whet your appetite.

original block from 1845 crib quilt 9" square

Circle wreath, note the tiny cross stitch initials


  1. That baby quilt is just awesome, your work is to, HUGS MARY

  2. Wow, that is a wonderful crib quilt. And your reproduction looks equally wonderful.

  3. Well done for sewing those tiny baskets!! Its looking beautiful!

  4. Great job on reproducing that tiny applique! It looks fantastic!!

  5. I just love that crib quilt, and can see why you felt you needed to reproduce it. I love the block, and can't wait to see the next one.

  6. just beautiful , thank you for sharing this with us.
    beautiful I can see why you wanted to reproduce it. great blocks.

  7. I have only just discovered your blog and I will be back. I love antique quilts and reproducing them


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