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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 27 November 2017

North Country Wholecloth in Pink and Yellow

Here is another stamped (marked) North Country whole cloth. The patterns are not as elaborate as some.

The centre motif....

The corner motif has long, curving feathers...

The swags are topped with small flowers, a later motif.

The reverse of the quilt is a pink sateen.

These quilts were marked by quilt designers. The early ones can be very elaborate, but the later ones become rather simplified. Post war, some of the quilts are very poorly marked and have very simple and sometimes clumsy designs.

The colours are much nicer than they appear in these photos - the quilt size is 79 x 90". As you may know, earlier quilts tend to be square whereas later quilts (post 1930s) are rectangular as the beds changed size and were standardised at about that time.

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