Wednesday 26 January 2011
Geometric Welsh Quilt with Zany Centre
Here is another quilt that was bought from Jen Jones. It measures 219 cm x 191 cm or about 86 x 75 inches. It was made by a Mrs Annie Davies who lived over a drapers shop in Chalybeate Street in Aberysthweth. You can see another quilt by the same maker in Jen's French book on Welsh Quilts - Les Quilts Gallois. That quilt is more obviously a scrap quilt, with green red and beige scraps organised in a rough medallion format and looking surprisingly modern - a Welsh Gee's Bend?
This quilt has a central pinwheel of purple,plus green and red stripes, surrounded by further borders of large triangles and squares. Although a scrap quilt, the quilt has been organised in a fairly symmetrical manner.
Here is the back - paisley red fabrics of two different sorts. The quilting is typically Welsh with chevrons and spirals.