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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 14 February 2011

Cream and Gold Welsh Wholecloth

Here is a lovely wholecloth with bright gold on one side and a dark cream or beige on the other side. This quilt is 80 x 80 inches and was only the second welsh quilt that I bought. But it has the lovely welsh quilting designs that are so typcial.

This photo shows the colours a bit better, although the gold is actually a bit brighter than shown. The quilt is used but in good condition, the cotton sateen cloth is very soft and lovely with age. The filling is carded wool.

You can see the outer borders of leaves and spirals - with good, dense quilting.

The centre medallion is a bordered square surrounded by beech leaves.

I love these straight leaf motifs....No provenance on this one, it came from a dealer in Tiverton, Devon. No date, but probably about 1900 I would think. A lovely quilt, quiet colours but with lovely, dense quilting. I would be proud to make one like this!


  1. :-) So would I! Beech leaves and spirals - and plenty of them. Superb design.

  2. I am always speechless about the beauty of these quilts, just can't stop looking at the pics. The leaves belong to my favourite quilting patterns and it is always a pleasure to use them in a quilt.
    Thank you so much for sharing!