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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, 15 August 2016

Sandy Lush - Welsh Cot Quilts

Sandy Lush is a well known hand quilter who often uses traditional designs as inspiration and a jumping off point. This summer the Quilt Museum at Lampeter showcases a series of her hand quilted cot quilts. All develop the use of Welsh quilting designs, especially the paisley motif.

The original inspiration was this Welsh strippy from Jen Jones' collection by Mrs May Thomas.

Sandy combined the paisley motif with another pattern called the Welsh trail to create a cot quilt she called "In the Pink". Still rather a North County style format!

Excited by the design possibilities, Sandy went on to create a series of little quilts with a more Welsh flavour, having the all-over Welsh format.
See how experimentation with a few simple designs can create a great variety of results!
Varoius fabrics, plain and patterned were used....

Find out more on Sandy's website:


  1. I love Sandy Lush's work. Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing, especially as I am in Australia, and can't visit the exhibition ~ the quilting is stunning and I love the motifs used.

  3. Yes, thanks for the photos. I am a big admirer too of Sandy's work. The Welsh QM is on my list to visit. Probably next year as my big Quilt adventure this year is Houston!

  4. What a beautiful quilts!
    Seems very beautiful to look at this

  5. Thanks for the photos . Wonderful quilts !

  6. That is quite a body of work. Loved seeing the front and the back of the quilts. Adds more info for quilting.