Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bradbury centennial quilt reproduced

For years I admired the Bradbury centennial quilt posted on the Smithsonian site.
I had also seen photos in some books but never a good close up until I found it online. I had collected various patriotic prints from different companies, designers and lines for ages to make my version. Last year I made mine. After Kathie posted
pictures on her blog July 24 th ( of the same print I used on my backing, I decided to show some closeups of my repro quilt.

Since some fabric companies are making new fabric lines reproduced from an antique quilt, this is one I wish they would make a new fabric line from. I would make it again! Where I could not find a close enough repro print, I made up my own, such as in stripes.

This picture shows a couple more blocks with one featuring the same George Washington print a friend was kind enough to trade with me for.
George again:

And more assorted prints used in other blocks:
Finally, the backing which shows the same print Kathie used on the back of one of her little quilts.

On the Smithsonian site you can click under the quilt photo to see closeups of the quilt and the back. I had fun making's not an exact replica, but a good repro for my tastes to have my "own" quilt like this antique one. I would love to see it in person. In fact, I had so much fun making mine, I didn't want to stop and added an extra row. You may have to look close to see where it is.


Me and My Stitches said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I love it!!

Maureen said...

Ahhh! That's what I can do with those patriotic prints I purchased to make a quilt for soldiers at Walter Reed Hospital (it's a guild activity). I hope to get it started this winter.
Scrolled back a bit - love your quilts!

LuAnn said...

What a great quilt, and I just love all of those fabrics!

Lori said...

I like it so much!! Nice work!!

Dawn said...

Beautiful Reproduction, you did a fabulous job with the fabrics - love your choices.