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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.

Thursday 31 January 2013

Julie's Quilt

I was pleased to receive an email from Julie the other day, with a photo of her newest project, some hand quilting in the Welsh style. Julie usually does her sewing on her machine at home, but when things get very quiet at her workplace, she is allowed to do some hand sewing. I am so pleased to see the centre medallion which was based on the lilac and cream quilt shown in an earlier post. Doesn't it look great?

Julie says that the quilting will probably have to be in the form of a sampler, as she needs items that are small enough to be quilted in a hoop. Isn't the stitching lovely? Julie kindly allowed me to share it with you. I am so pleased that Welsh quilting is getting more publicity - its so lovely to look at.

.....and here's the original quilt centre - wouldn't the quilter be pleased at all the attention her quilt is getting all these years later!


  1. Beautiful! Julie, you have made a wonderful job! I especially like the outer border with the little circles. It's really worth to keep the traditional quilting patterns alive, their beauty is ageless. Thanks for posting it, Pippa!

  2. Thanks Pippa and Andrea! I love the Welsh Pattern wholecloths, I hope they do become more popular. I was born on Anglesey and lived in Wales until I was 5, so although I don't think I have any Welsh blood maybe I absorbed something with the water!

    I'm thinking of having a bash at some Welsh style patterns in some free motion quilting on my machine. Or do you think that's heresy? ;-)

  3. Hi there - no its not heresy to machine stitch the patterns, they look very good - check out this blog:

    She is a longarm quilter and shows some Welsh patterns in some of her older posts...

    I'm glad that you like the Welsh quilts!!