6 hours ago
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Repro quilts - medallion quilt centre panel
The 'Sidmouth' quilt is in the Quilt Museum's collection. I love the simple borders of squares and X patches - ideal for using 5in charm square prints - and the touches of cheddar yellow, madder reds and icky overprinted greens make it a very cheerful quilt. Click here to see the quilt in more detail in the Museum's online collections. I started making notes for a repro of this quilt a few days ago, but got stuck for the centre panel.
After looking online to see if there was anything suitable (just checking out the usual fabric stores online), I more or less decided that the best I could do would be to use one of the two remaining reprints of the Fife coverlet centre in my stash. I think these were printed over a decade ago and they are definitely in short supply now. They are also much smaller than I really wanted. The Fife coverlet is in the Quilt Museum's online collection resource - click here. I've already used this panel for the centre of my V & A checkerboard repro quilt (shown on the cutting mat with the central patchwork arranged) and I didn't really want to use it again.
This afternoon, the Quilt Museum posted on Facebook - it turns out that they have reprinted the Sidmouth quilt centre as a panel and it is available in their online shop! Here it is. I ordered one straight away. Mine will become the centre of a modern repro of the Sidmouth quilt.
What an amazing coincidence! I hope some more repro panels are in the pipeline. I would love some yardage of the Circles quilt too...