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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 3 October 2011

More Corded Cushions

I had the chance to buy some more of these corded cushion covers which
were made by Ann Fairburn's Father's Aunt and her mother, who lived all their lives in Ammanford. Great Aunt died about 20 years ago at the age of 86 and her name was May Davies -auntie's mother died at the age of 107 and was called Phoebe Hugh. These cushions with flowers and a zigzag border look decidedly Welsh.

This cushion has a bunch of tulips and daffodils on it.

And this cushion has a star pattern - as Fitzrandolph says in her book, some patterns were made for embroidery and weren't really suitable for quilting...its a bit hard to see the detail here...

The star is filled with a flower surrounded by leaves but hard to see....

I also have a quilt made by another member of the same family - Catherine Phillips - Ann was pleased to know that it was being enjoyed and that it went on tour with the Quilt Fairs...a very lovely quilt with some great quilting designs on it.

1 comment:

  1. The cushion covers are lovely. The quilt really sparkles in the picture. It always amazes me what fabrics people choose to put together. I would never match this mauve and red. . . but it works. Nice quilting!