Reproduction by Susanne Richter-Antonijevic, 2010
Susi emails that she has finished the unquilted coverlet that reproduces a British medallion quilt from the mid-19th century. Great job and it only took her a few weeks.
Above Susi's reproduction; below the original.
Original British medallion, about 1830-1850
Above & below are the original, photographed a little overexposed when it was sold at Christie's in London
See Susi's blog here:
The use of those hexagon rosettes appliqued to the background is very British although we also see some examples in American quilts.
A few years ago some friends did a challenge that required them to make a reproduction medallion using hexagons somewhere. Here is Judy Severson's solution, a chain of rosettes in the border.
It looks like Cindy Vermillion Hamilton pieced her border but did some appliqued rosettes in the outer blocks for her entry.
I made some tiny hexagons out of my Hartfield collection of 1810 reproduction prints.
I like Cindy's idea of making florals with stems---which reminded me of a 19th-century block quilt my sister owns.