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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.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Small Red Welsh Quilt

Here is another Welsh quilt that I purchased last month. It is a small quilt, not even a single size. It looks as if it is a large crib quilt. The size is 39 x 51 inches or 99cm x 125cm.

The designs are simple, to fit into the smaller area. However, the quilting is of a good standard and the leaf patterns are very attractive. The double and triple lines really make the motifs stand out well.

You can see that there is a central motif of leaves - a cross hatched area and a border of leaves complete the design.

The backing is of a tan colour. The wadding seems to be lambs wool.

The edges are neatly finished off by hand. Some of the quilting lines have "popped" and are gone...but still in relatively good condition. This type of quilting does epitomize Welsh quilting for me...


  1. What a treasure! Small whole-cloth quilts make my heart skip a beat. :)

  2. It's really a beautiful quilt! I have always loved the leaf patterns a lot.
    I'm a little bit confused about the size you've indicated, Pippa. 122 x 94 cm would make 48 x 37 inches - or am I wrong? I'm familiar with cm but not so much with inches....

  3. Andrea, I have re measured, and not just gone along with measurements that I was given! The correct measurements are 39 x 51 inches, that is 99 x125 cm.