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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 27 December 2010

Welsh Pink and Paisley Strippy

Here is another Welsh strippy quilt. The cotton fabrics are a plain coral pink and an art nouveau print in green and pink. The overall size is 84 x 76 inches. The back is an olive green colour, which has faded in some areas.

The quilting is good with some nice patterns, you can see an outer border of chevrons. The other patterns mainly follow the strips and you can see pit wheels with outlining, and church windows.

The front and back of the quilt.

A detail of the paisley fabric used on the front of the quilt.

The edge of the quilt.

This quilt came from a farmhouse in the Creigau area, where it had been in one family for some time.


  1. very nice, Pippa. I'm sure I will learn a lot from your blog. Seasons Greetings!!

  2. I just love seeing these quilts!

  3. I am always hooked how these muted colors and simple quilting patterns can create such a beautiful quilt with such vivid structures. Thank you for sharing and for all your efforts you put in the blog, Pippa!