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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.

Friday 24 December 2010

Welsh Pink and Cream Strippy

Here is a quilt that I consider one of my study pieces. It did not cost much, as the edges are very worn. Many people would trim off the edges and rebind, but I prefer to keep these quilts as I bought them. Bindings are not the norm on a Welsh quilt. This is a Welsh strippy - you can see that the strips are a bit wider than some of the north country quilts.

The colour is an attractive cream and dusky pink combination, in cotton sateen.

The quilting pattern is an overall wineglass pattern, with some spirals to fill in any odd corners. It just goes to show, simple patterns can be so effective, you don't have to be complicated all the time....the quilter was working quickly and was drawing the pattern outlines with chalk on the frame as she was quilting from one side to the other.

I do not have any information about this quilt, but it came from a dealer in Cardiff. The overall size is 78 x 72 inches. The wadding is wool fleece, not a blanket.

You can see that the quilting is an overall pattern, and, unlike most north country strippies, the patterns do not follow the strips but are quilted as a Welsh wholecloth quilt.

1 comment:

  1. I read your blog faithfully, and want to thank you for sharing your collection of Welsh quilts - they're inspirational!