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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.

Monday 4 September 2017

More Tea Cosies

Small quilted items were always popular to make, and were often given as gifts. This was especially true after WWII when evening classes in crafts were popular. Larger quilts were too laborious to make, but smaller items were more achievable and fitted in well with the "house beautiful" movement.

This tea cosy, like most, seems unused. It is from Wales, but was made from a commercial pattern.

Here is another from Tyneside, with corded, or Italian, quilting. Both sides are the same.

These small items have a colourful, almost jewel-like quality. The quilters must have been pleased once these were made up!

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