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Guess I am on a finishing roll! I blogged some time ago about the start of this little quilt. It starts with a 6 inch printed fruit basket panel that I purchased here from Kay and Lori Triplett. I used reproduction fabrics from my stash--and not necessarily recent fabrics lines. You may recognize some if you been at this repro quilting thing for a while.
The early stages.
I quilted it simply around each border. It was fun to work with the fruit basket medallion.
I explored a color combination I've never done before...red, white and black. Combining vintage and new fabrics in these 16 patch quilts is also something I've not done before. The straight-set 16-patch quilt is all antique fabric with the exception of the border. I wanted a large-scale print but had nothing usable in my antique fabric collection. Thanks to Dawn for finding the perfect fabric in her repro stash for me.
In my tomato garden.
The medallions style quilt is made from all reproduction fabrics except for the binding. It was just right for the job and none of my reproductions fit the bill. I love this large scale border print too. the only way to use such fabric to full effect in a little quilt is in a wide border.
It is April 9. It is snowing. Go figure. At long last, I finished something. I made a reproduction of an antique doll/crib quilt from my collection. The original quilt dates to about 1870; it has faded over time. I recreated it with the colors I thought were originally used.
Do you prefer doing reproductions with fabrics that look new or look "aged"?