The Cottage Orné Quilt

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Friday, 11 May 2012

A Welsh Wool Quilt

Hazel who works with Jen Jones has just sent me this picture of a quilt which is in the current exhibition -

Because of its worn state it is displayed on a bed, so I hadn't noticed its wonderful graphic patterning.

I suspect that what now looks like grey denim fabric, was originally black, so when it was made it must have looked extremely dramatic in a red, green and black colour scheme.

It is very suitable candidate for turning into one of my Little Welsh Quilts, but I am restraining myself as I have so many others in the quilting queue!


regan said...

Oh, I really like this design! And the chopped off triangles in the outer border make it awesome! Love it!

A Quilter Awakens said...

That is just wonderful! Karmen

amanda white said...

This is so interesting - black seems an unusual choice or is that just me displaying my ignorance? How old do you think this one is?

Mary Jenkins said...

Hi Amanda - Black was used a great deal in Welsh quilts - think of the clothes people wore then, black, grey and other utiltarian colours.
I am not sure of the date, I will check, but it's probably late 19th century.