Amelia Brown’s Patchwork Quilt

There is a quilt in the collection of the Museum of AppliedArts and Sciences in New South Wales, known as Amelia Brown’s Patchwork Quilt. Here it is:

You can read about this amazing quilt here.

A number of people I follow on Instagram have been working on their own versions of this quilt. Search for the hashtag #ameliabrownsroostermedallion. I resisted until this past week. I knew that rooster in the center was beyond my skill set. So I found a free clip art rooster online.

And I simplified it. Perhaps a bit too much…

His beak is not well defined enough. Ugh. Oh well, I soldiered on.

I’m considering trying to fix him a bit, but I’m afraid of ruining it. This will likely be a long term project; it should be. But she keeps calling to me. I made a math error in my next round of blocks and added strips to compensate.

Now I really need to get to work on something else!

But before I go, I want to share a very special Accuquilt Live program that will be happening tomorrow.

Click on the picture above to register. You won’t want to miss the stories, not to mention the giveaways!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Amelia Brown’s Patchwork Quilt

  1. Wendy C Reed says:

    This is one of my all time favorite antique quilts. I have resisted for years as well so I am happy to see you are doing one! I love it.

  2. I like what you’ve done so far! I like the simplified rooster, and agree that you could point his beak with a little embroidery if you feel you need to. I think it’s fine as is!

  3. Sandi says:

    You didn’t make math errors, you just added to the charm of your quilt! I love the rooster, when your done you could add a little embroidery to help define him. It’s going to be wonderful. Hugs,

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