The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Emily Munroe Quilt


The Emily Munroe Quilt, also called a 'Civil War' quilt that was stitched by Emily Munroe in 1865. 
A combination of wool, embroidery and applique with details of twisted yarn for couching.  Such a spectacular quilt that is so primitive and folk art in it's design and construction.  So...I've been working on reproducing it since this past winter. 
 

 
The first block pattern from Hoopla Patterns, adaptation of the design is by Frances Quinn.  The quilt measures approximately 59" x 68" and consists of 54,  8 1/2 blocks so the applique pieces are tiny.  I'm using all wool for the blocks and applique.  I purchased the pattern from a local wool shop.
 
 
My first block on an army green wool background with couching of white wool yarn for the stems.  There is also couching of red and white wool yarn around the flowers.  I have more blocks completed and will show them in the coming week.
 
 

11 comments:

  1. I love that quilt and was thinking of reproducing some of it myself, is that allowed? I saw the pattern and that is pricey.

    Debbie

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    1. I think if a designer has spent 2 years adapting the quilt into pattern form and has a copyright on it, reproducing it without buying the pattern is not acceptable. The price reflects the designer's work and I respect that. If you see the original quilt and are inspired to draw out your own block that is fine.

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  2. Nice job on the first block Nancy, congrats on taking on such a big project. Looking forward to seeing the other blocks you completed.

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  3. This will truly be a labor of love, Nancy. It is beautiful and I like that ou chose wool as your medium. Will look forward to peeks of your progress.

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  4. I love this, what a beautiful quilt! Lovely first block. I can imagine that making this quilt will give you much joy!

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  5. Oh, what a dream !! I can hardly wait to see this project unfold.
    It is stunning.
    Rose

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  6. Hello Nancy, I have this pattern and never started working on it. I hope seeing your finished blocks will give me the kick to start mine. It is such a beautiful quilt. I love working with wool.

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  7. Such a beautiful pattern (new to me) and you are doing a fabulous job creating this quilt for yourself. I'm very excited to see each block as you stitch along!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I have long admired this quilt. I am sure your stitching will create a wonderful reproduction quilt.

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  9. admire your undertaking, as I only have 5 blocks and started mine 2 years ago! I love this quilt as well.....seeing your block makes me realize I need to get back to mine......enjoy cheri

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  10. It's a beautiful quilt for sure! One of my friends remade the quilt from a photo in a book. She won a ribbon in a recent show. You can see it on my blog if you wish to see another version. It's a fairly recent post. Have fun making it!

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