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Block 1 and 2 - The Easiest Ones

The first block is a 9 inch Nine Patch made of 5 dark squares and 4 light squares.  The squares are cut 3 1/2 inches.

The top block is the reproduction one.  The background fabric with the squiggle shape is very close to the print in the original block.  The red print in the original is more exciting but I couldn't find a similar fabric.  The modern version of the block uses a similar color scheme.  The birds shouldn't be upside down but the save on the rotate doesn't take.


The second block is a 10 inch uneven Nine Patch.  The center is 5 inches square (cut 5 1/2) and the corners are 2 1/2 inches square (cut 3).

The original block was made of fabric that resembles nothing on the market today and the fabric used was somewhat similar, color wise, to the original.  The light was a light blue and the dark a little lighter gray.  Both fabrics have large polka dots.  For the modern block I used a similar color scheme again.  I'm trying to have fun with the modern blocks.
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Reproducing a Quilt

I've been given a hand pieced coverlet (not quilted).  I'm not sure how old it is but I plan on finding out more about it (it did come with some family information).

It is a sampler - every block is different.  Some of the blocks are simple, basic blocks, others are more difficult to piece and some are like nothing I've seen before.  I've never seen a quilt with blocks set the way these blocks are.

The blocks are made of mostly brown, red and pick fabrics with some blue, black and yellow.  The background is a surprisingly bright blue.

I've decided to make my own copy of the quilt.  Actually I'm going to make two.  I've learned that if I'm making a sampler it's almost as easy to make 2 of every block if I'm chain piecing so that's what I'm doing.

For the first copy I've been collecting reproduction fabrics.  For many of the fabrics in the quilt I've managed to find fabric that is nearly identical.  Other fabrics have no modern equ…