Reproduction quilt, a collaboration between Barbara Brackman,
Terry Thompson and Lissa Alexander
2012 is the anniversary of the War of 1812---a good excuse to make a quilt.
I've been getting questions about what reproduction quilts from that era might look like, so I decided to start a separate blog. It won't be a block of the month (block samplers hadn't been invented yet in 1812.) But once a month I'll post pattern and technique information for an authentic design.
Mockup with Hewson reproduction panel
I've been reading about people who lived through that war.
Unknown fashionable woman about 1800I'm having a good time trying to figure out war strategies and battles but mostly enjoying the scandals and gossip. Even after 200 years the gossip is still fun.
Rejected idea for U.S. Great Seal
The first chapter is up today. Look for a post on the first of the month through the end of 2012. And I'll occasionally post other pertinent style and fabric information.
Imported chintz, about 1815Book mark this link.
Take a trip back to 1812.
I added Judy Severson's reproduction quilt
Seaflower to a vintage peace poster.Subscribe by email.
And I'll put a box in the left hand column here so you can click on it periodically.
By the end of the 2012 you and I will know a lot more about the Battle of Bladensburg, Betsy Bonaparte and---way more important---early American quilts.
Betsy Bonaparte, a triple portrait by Gilbert Stuart, 1804.