Here is another "stamped" quilt. These designs were marked on the quilt top in blue pencil by professional quilt designers, usually in Allendale. Then the buyer could either give to to a local quilter, or quilt it herself. Church groups often sent off for these, too. You could buy them ready made, or send your own fabric to be marked. FitzRandolph surmises that most quilters lost the ability to mark the more complex designs as a result.
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Monday 10 October 2016
Here is a cute baby/cot quilt. It is Welsh as it comes from Cardigan, but there are few obvious clues to its origin. As is usual with these small quilts, the design is very simple and the quilting just enough to hold it together.
The quilting is more apparent from the back, which is in plain white cotton......it must have been quilted from this side....
Cot quilts while not rare, seem to be not so common, as often they were " used up". Few are in pristine condition. The size is 25" square and the little quilt probably dates from the turn of the century.