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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.

Saturday 25 July 2015

Cumbrian strippy

Here is a strippy quilt that I bought recently - it came from a sale at a house near Brampton, Cumbria. That said, it does not have the wave pattern, but instead has a variety of border patterns.

The colour looks gold and cream in this photo, but in actuality is gold and a peach colour...somewhat odd combo, but as sateen stocks dwindled after the war, perhaps not every colour was available....

The central panel has a flower pattern...then a twist in a circle with cross hatching, a larger twist and another bellows pattern with flower...all symmetrically arranged...

 A closer look at some of the quilting patterns..

The reverse is the gold colour....somewhat unusually for North Country quilts, this has a hand sewn edge....

 The edge of the quilt...stiches fairly large, so a club quilt?

However, the strips have been sewn together using a sewing machine...

 A photo of the twist....a nice quilt with attractive colours...not much used...size is 74 x 84 inches.


  1. Beautiful quilt with gorgeous quilting, love the edge!

  2. A very nice quilt, indeed. I continue to love the hand stitched pieces that you share with us!