I was surprised when this quilt arrived - it was much nicer than expected. The photos on that well-known auction site had been poor. But what did I have to loose when the price was only £14?
I decided to have a "go".
The fabric is cotton sateen and the edges have been neatly machine sewn. The quilt measures 80 x 94 inches and seems to be a nicer "club" quilt. The seller was from Rowands Gill, a former mining town outside Newcastle.
The centre of the quilt features a large star filled with flowers and fern. This is surrounded by large feather motifs.
The border is a chevron and flower design.
The centre of the quilt.
The neatly sewn edge.
The quilting stitches on this quilt are small and neat.
The colour does not show up well here, but is a bright lemon yellow - I tried to improve the colour but wasn't able to with my apps.
About twenty-five years ago, the seller was given three quilts from a friend's house clearance - the other two were white - this one was the nicest, and was used on the spare bed. Eventually, the grandson wanted Spiderman and other more manly decorations and the quilt was sold.
I am enjoying this unexpected treat.