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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 18 February 2011

Welsh Green and Yellow Quilt - Unusual Patterns

Here is a Welsh quilt with rather atypical quilting designs. The size is 70 x 82 inches and the stitching is of very good quality. Unfortunately, I was promised some further information about the quilt, which never arrived - various excuses - I never knew what happened and finally had to give up on it. However, the designs are of interest; the colour combination is the ever popular green and gold.

The outer borders are unusual for a Welsh quilt - they include swags plus a double scale or clamshell pattern infill.

There are more typical fans with some nice echo quilting.

The centre is formed by smaller swags, with diamond infill.

In the corner , you can see a striking leaf or fleur de lys. The colours in this photo are more lifelike - a strong green and a strong gold. It also shows the fine stitching.

The reverse of the quilt, in green. The yellow thread shows through nicely on this side.

A bit of a puzzle, this quilt, I only wish that I had received the details that were promised to me.


  1. Not sure why this quilting really stuck me. But these "patterns" are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the pictures. Hopefully one day we will try a small part on a special quilt we make.

  2. Beautiful quilt. I've been looking for sateen here in the states. It is really hard to come by. I couldn't get that pale pink quilt you showed here out of my mind so I bought some pink (pale flesh actually) Kona cotton today for a future ruffled project. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Pippa - another lovely quilt! Any idea of the vintage? It looks thinner and flatter than some Welsh quilts you've shared, but I assume the batting is wool?

  4. Making such quilts is exactly what I want to do for the rest of my life...Thank you for sharing!