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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.

Sunday 27 May 2012

Pink and Gold Wholecloth with Star Centre

Here is another Durham quilt which I bought  recently. It is a stamped quilt, but has been cut down at some time - hence the low price. But, it has some nice quilting designs.

The central design is a striking star, with ferns and flat irons surrounding this. The stitching is nicely done. The right side is yellow and the reverse is pink - a popular combination.
The border on two sides is a flat iron with roses inside - I had not seen this pattern before.

Another look at the central star. In each star there is a rose and feather device- similar to the Sanderson Star pattern.
We can only guess at the corner pattern, as the quilt has been cut down to the extent that this is missing. There is part of a fern remaining.

The quilt does not seem worn, but the edges must have been tatty as these have been trimmed off and a bought bias tape sewn on. I have not traced these patterns but plan to do this as there is always a lot to discover when you look closely at the quilting designs.

1 comment:

  1. This is really an interesting quilt - and very beautiful in spite of the cut off borders. I have seen the flat iron pattern with roses (and the fern as well) on a picture of a wholecloth in Diana Lodge's book "Traditional Needle Arts - Quilting". The quilt shown in the book is said to be made under the RIB or NIW scheme - maybe your quilt was also made in the years around 1930? Do you have any details of it's provenance?