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, 26 April 2014
Small Quilt plus cushion cover
Here is a small cot quilt that I bought recently. It is made of a silky artificial fibre in a gold colour. I like these cot quilts - they usually have been used a fair bit, and the small size demands a fairly simple pattern.
In this quilt, there are fans at each corner, and a daisy in the centre. These were very popular patterns, as they were showy and covered the fabric well without close quilting. The background is a straight set grid.
The quilting is neatly done....
This brown colour seems to have been popular after the war.....I would guess that it took a while for a range of fabrics to reappear on the shelves....
Also thrown in with the above was a cushion cover in Italian, or corded, quilting. This design shows a flower basket. These patterns were commercial transfers. I have a number of cushion covers in this technique, and all seem to be in this brown colour, so it must have been the "in" colour at that time.
I live in Woodbridge Suffolk, and work as a teacher and bookkeeper. Born in Princeton New Jersey, I went to Smith College and Durham University where I studied Biology. I then went to Kings College London where I did research in Quaternary Ecology. For 17 years, I taught Environmental Science at Suffolk College. I am a member of the Quilters Guild, The British Quilt Study Group, The Traditional Quilt Group, and The Suffolk Guild of Bellringers. I also enjoy walking. I have a strong interest in nature conservation and belong to the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. I am also an expert in alternative energy, on which I have written several books. I have two adult children. I have two cats.