It looks like someone didn`t buy enough copper fabric for the front of her quilt and had to do some creative filling out.
The fabric looks silver in the photos but is actually a beige colour.
A characteristic of Welsh quilting is that it pays little or no attention to the underlying pieced work. It`s difficult to make out but the corner fan is quilted across all three parts of the quilt. And this is the back. I don`t think you could pick a fabric better designed for hiding quilting stitches if you tried!
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Here`s a few photos of a one of my sadder and rather worn quilts. It`s rather light in weight with a cotton wool filling and handquilted in clamshell pattern.
No black fabric at all in this one but it still has a few things in common with the black border quilts. A lot of the fabrics in this are in small pieces,
Monday, 14 February 2011
This quilt was for sale in a mid Wales antiques shop but for a lot of money. I had to pass on it.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
I bought this quilt last year at a large Welsh antiques fair. It is fairly basic in design and rather crudely constructed. And boy, is it heavy!
Here a rather pretty floral sprigged cotton appears in three different colour combinations ;