Traditional quilt pattern from 1880. Margery's Medallion Quilt, a Lessa Siegele pattern based on a rare Australian heirloom.
Create your own beautiful little piece of Australian early settler history with this reproduction heritage quilt pattern.
Every quilt has a layer of storytelling, but the story of this special quilt began all the way back at the beginning of quilting in Australia. The original quilt was hand made in New South Wales (see www.addicted2fabric.com for more info) as a trousseau piece in the 1880s and has been passed from mother to daughter through the generations. as a trousseau piece in the 1880s and has been passed from mother to daughter through the generations.
Made in the medallion style, the original quilt was made by hand. This version has a little hand piecing and one round has embroidery added or it could be changed to appliqué if preferred, but the majority of the piecing is machine pieced.
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What you need to know about this quilt pattern:
Technique: mostly machine pieced, a small amount of hand piecing, and applique or embroidery
Skill level: Intermediate
Size: 66” (168cm) Square
Fabric requirements: Reproduction fabrics, soft shades, or bright fabrics
Instructions: Clear instructions and great diagrams. All 2SewTextiles pdf patterns have both imperial and metric measurements A coloring-in page for experimentation along with photos of the original quilt and four completed colorways are included in the instructions. All 2SewTextiles pdf patterns have both imperial and metric measurements
Gift ideas: This lovely reproduction pattern would surely appeal to quilt lovers and history buffs alike
All about the designer: Lessa Siegele OAM is an unofficial queen of quilting in Australia, her patterns have been made and loved by people all around the world. With more than 40 years’ teaching experience Lessa is a recipient of both the Order of Australia Medal and the coveted Raja Award for her contribution to quilting and has even featured on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.
Why not have a look at our other historical quilt, Rajah Revisited a reproduction of the famous Australian Rajah Quilt which hangs in the Canberra National Gallery of Australia.
What are you waiting for? Create a piece of Australian quilting memorabilia today.