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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.













Monday, 16 August 2010

Pink Birds Quilt







Here is a quilt with an especially nice cotton sateen fabric - set in a pink background, it has swags of twigs, flowers and leaves with small pink birds set amongst them. The pink reverse shows the fantastic quilting patterns. This quilt still has its original sizing and hasn't been used, but does have some dust marks on the pink side. Is provenance is unknown, but does come from South Wales. Its size is 71 x 89 inches.

The quilting patterns are especially nice - there is a huge central medallion with leaves, circular scrolls and spiral patterns. A figure of eight scroll is simple but effective - and easy to sew without marking. At the outer edge is an attractive church window border with cross hatched infill. The corners have an attractive four lobed design. The wadding is carded wool, and the edges are hand sewn.

No wonder the owner of this quilt couldn't bear to use this quilt - the choice of fabric, and the quilting, make it a perfect quilt and one to be cherished.

6 comments:

  1. just beautiful
    I love looking at the quilting and the different designs. HOw lucky are you to own this and I know you cherish it. I would as well. Every time I look at it I find another design I like best....the church window border is just amazing.
    The bird fabric is beautiful too.

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  2. Pippa,

    Love the quilting design ..... just beautiful!

    Judy B

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  3. Oh this is just glorious!
    Love the quilting designs, and the birds on the front are pretty fab too.

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  4. I love this one Pippa, in fact everything about it. The patterned fabric is something that is popular today with Moda having such pretty fabrics with birds on them. It is good for you that it is pristine but such a shame as to be unused. You wonder why?
    Shirley.

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  5. Another beauty in your collection, Pippa... I really wish I could touch theses wonderful quilts!

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