Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Antique Quilt and my Copy

Here is the Antique Maine Medallion owned by my friend Wendy.  In 1994 I copied it using what was available for what looked like "olde" fabrics!  Little did I know then what wonderful reproductions were in store for the future!  The original quilt is very light and likely contains a wool batting.
Closeups of some of the gorgeous fabrics.....I took lots more photos but do not know if there is a limit on the number of photos one can post at a time!
These red/black "Garibaldis" were from 1880-90's/
That plaid looks like those still produced today!
This is the alternating plain block along the outside edge.

Isn't this Paisley gorgeous?
I wonder if the light fabric might not be earlier in the 19th century?

This is the vibrant red backing!

Now we start with my copy!  I enjoyed making this quilt...even the Math!
Thanks to Judie Rothermel for producing old-looking fabrics beginning in the 1980's!  I've seen the original of the shirting with the bicycles.....very good copy!  
Thanks to Roberta Horton for producing the old-looking stripes, plaids and tickings!  Still love those fabrics and am hoarding.....eerrrr....collecting them!
This bright one may have been Pilgrim/Roy............
The Roberta Horton beige stripe on the left is the closest I could come to mating the color of the alternating blocks on the outside edge of the original.

I recognize the blue on the left as being part of Jinny Beyer's "1492" line and the blue on the right is by Elly Sienkiewicz
 These fabrics looked "olde" to me at the time so into the quilt they went!
 Will always love this pink from Judie Rothermel and the alternate fabric may have been from the Pilgrim/Roy line by P&B
 Used a vibrant red on the backing of my quilt too!


  1. Both of these quilts are wonderful! I love the fabrics you chose to copy it. Wonderful prints, with the perfect vintage look! Beautiful!

  2. Wow! An amazing antique quilt. You did a fantastic version. Well done!

  3. You did a wonderful job with your copy. The fabrics are right on.

  4. I love medallion quilts! I think they are probably my favorite. Your rendition is so pretty! That is a wonderful antique quilt to own!~ What great shape it's in. The red back is super. I love the photos. Thanks for sharing. Your booth is always so pretty when you go to vend. I enjoy peeking in to see your blog. Sorry I don't always comment.
    we are moved off the island now and loving it!~ Have been off for over a year now.

  5. Fabulous recreation well worth the effort. Both are beautiful heirlooms.

  6. I love the old and new quilt! You did a great job reproducing the antique quilt!

  7. Just gorgeous and I especially love it since I spent three years in Maine. Since you have worked out the "how to" for your copy, any chance we could buy a copy of your pattern?

  8. Well done - what a beautiful assortment of fabrics and a wonderful reproduction!

  9. Nice job of reproducing that one!!

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