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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, 7 April 2016

Floral and Pink Welsh Wholecloth


Here is one of the nicer Welsh quilts that I have seen for some time.....nicely quilted with some lovely patterns.....with a nice flower or star outer border....

The centre is filled with double lines and this is echoed in the corner fans....spirals in leaves and the corner....all very Welsh designs....

Four leaves in the centre coin surrounded by star/flower motifs..

Another look at a corner....outer edge neatly sewn by hand.

The reverse is a pink and green floral print. The quilting shows well on this side, too...

The reverse...

This quilt measures 66 x 81". The fabric is cotton sateen, of course, and the wadding is lambs wool.

The seller was in Northamptonshire, and unfortunately had no history for this quilt. 

It is interesting to see how the quilting design has been manipulated to make the quilt rectangular and not square. New standardised bed sizes meant that quilts that were longer in one direction were needed to fit the more modern, larger beds. This trend towards rectangular was also seen in the Sanderson Star quilts that I examined.

You can see that the central panel has triangles at top and bottom on the photo, but not to the left or right. The two  outer borders remain the same width on all four sides, unifying the design.


  1. It is wonderful to see one of your posts, I have missed seeing these quilts with the amazing quilting.

  2. I love the hand quilting and the pink is fabulous!

  3. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The design is particularly lovely on this one.

  4. I love seeing those beautiful quilts that you are showing us.