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!
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.
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!
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,