Here is a Durham quilt in green and pink sateen. The quilt was sold by a charity shop in Leeds and measures 227 x 190 cm or 89 x 75 inches.
Judging by the pink thread that was used for the quilting, this whole cloth side was meant to be the "best" side.
You can see the large motifs used - fans, large roses and feather swags.
The reverse has a pink frame with a green centre. There is a large central applique star and the corners have a similar quarter star.
Although the pink side is meant to be the "best" side, by looking at the quilting stitches, it is obvious that the quilting has been done from this side. It is easy to see why - the quilting motifs are arranged around the stars and it would have been very difficult to do this if quilting from the plain side.
You can see by examining the quilting stitches that the quilting was done from this side. Also, that the applique was done by machine and none too carefully!
It just shows that these quilts were turned out fairly quickly and that the overall appearance was more important than intricate workmanship...
The edges reveal that the outer edge of the border has the selvedge of the material....again another time saver...
This star may be a later, simplified version of the more complex Sanderson Star.
The central star has a rose motif, and is surrounded by feather swags. The quilt is generally in good condition, however that dark spot seems oily? ...and the quilt may have to be washed!!