Wednesday, January 29, 2014

c. 1800 Reproduction Quilt


Finally a quieter day when I can sit down and think about writing a post!  Winter has been a challenge this year!

Today am showing a copy of an 1800 quilt that I started in 2003 and finished in 2009! I was inspired by a photo of an old quilt in "Saved for the People of Pennsylvania"......Quilts from the State Museum in Pennsylvania by Lucinda Cawley, Lorraine Ezbiansky, and Denise Nordberg 1997.  The quilt is signed N. Virginia Robinson Drum, June 16th 1800, Pittsburg Pa.  I may have written about this earlier but I recently found another version of it on Mary Jenkins' blog (10/31/13 posting) and could find no way to contact her so hopefully she may find her way here!    Her blog is "littlewelshquiltsandothertraditions" and her posting is about a similar quilt (maybe inspired by the same quilt?!) called Cotswald.  I had just received the new Dargate Doubles fabric line by Margo Krager and was eager to use them as they were so light compared to the fabrics I generally use!

I enjoyed figuring out the math for each  of the 9 borders surrounding the center star......and then making them.  The handquilting is what took me so long......sometimes would not work on it for months before picking it up again.....you know the story.......start too many new projects!  Also, I kept going back and adding more handquilting!

My eldest granddaughter loved the quilt (even before I asked her if she liked it!) so it became hers!





Continuing in my quest for creating "scraps" from yardage!  I cut 4", 1-1/2" and 1" strips from my 6 inch strips.  Forgot to take a photo of my 3.75" log cabin blocks and the 3" railfence blocks but will do it next time!!  
 Have been wanting to make a quilt with plaids/strips and recently found this pattern.  Love the true story of the Navaho Code Talkers who created a code in WW2 that the Japanese were never able to break!  I believe the movie was called "Windtalkers".  The quilt is simply an enhanced Railfence but it sure appeals to me!
 My first "code".......now need to find time to cut strips from the plaids/stripes!  

I'll leave you with the photo of our sweet little "Tommy" who thinks it's ok to sleep on my quilt tops!!  


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12 comments:

  1. Hi Cyndi! I love your 1800 repro quilt in the lighter tones! It's lovely! And I enjoy Mary's blog, also. Her info on Welsh quilts is always so interesting! I've seen that Navajo Code Talkers pattern on a few blogs, and it always looks amazing! I love that you're doing it in plaids! It will be fantastic! And, of course, Tommy should be snuggling away on a quilt! Isn't that what cats are for? lol

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  2. I love the Code Talkers quilt! It always tempts me when I see it, but I am resisting, so far.
    Your granddaughter is very lucky to receive your beautiful reproduction of that quilt!

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  3. Hi Cyndi! I love the 1800's reproduction and you color choices, and the Navajo pattern. Would like to make both quilts!

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  4. Love your reproduction quilt! Wonderful work.:)

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  5. Sweet and Wonderful quilt ! Friendship

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  6. Wow - your quilt is really nice - your granddaughter is a lucky girl! Isn't it gratifying to get all of that cutting done!? I've not seen Navajo Code Talkers before, but I like it! Nice twist on the Rail Fence pattern.

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  7. What a lovely quilt! I commented on Mary Jenkins blog before and she just answers me in the comments section. I've never see the code talkers quilt pattern before. It is intriguing and as Anne Shirley would say; "it gives scope for the imagination".

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  8. glad to see all is ok in the country....lovely quilt....

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  9. Beautiful quilt! Navajo Code Talkers is on my to-do list--still collecting plaids though....

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  10. What a great quilt!!
    Love your newest project too. It is just different enough from a rail fence to keep it fun and interesting!

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  11. Beautiful quilts and you give me inspiration to complex projects! Tommy is a smart fellow!

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  12. Hiya Cyndi, Grace and I had a wonderful time at the shop's sale yesterday, thank you so much!

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