The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Monday, 27 September 2010

Inspired by Welsh Blankets

Welsh blankets are now widely collected,  I don't own any and am reluctant to start because I have so much other stuff.  However, their colour and design content does inspire me and it all began with this simple quilt owned by Ron Simpson made with pieces of blanket -

I love its subtle colours and as I don't usually work with this colour palette, it was a challenge and I had to dig deep in my stash to find suitable fabric and use what I had creatively.  This is the result -

I used my then limited collection of shirtings and added a few fabrics that a Japanese friend had left me before returning home.  I enjoyed working with these shades so much I began to collect Japanese woven fabrics and I have used them in quite a few quilts since.  This is a better picture of the quilting -


Radka said...

I love your quilt! I prefer the colours of yours to the top one. It is not quite clear how green it is, as it looks quite green in the first picture, but I do like it. Well done:)

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...
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Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

Sorry about the above removal it was a mistake - I am still learning.

What I wanted to say to Radka is that though it looks green in the picture it is more or a grey/green.

Vivienne at Vivebooks said...

Now I understand about the woven Japanese fabrics you wanted! This is so beautiful.

Radka said...

Hi Mary, I have come back to this comment box by chance, otherwise I would not had seen your answer to my comment. There usually isn't enough time to go back over old comments, as there are constantly new post to have a look at:) Other people usually send an answer by email (address on my blog) or leave a comment on my blog if they don't want to email:)
Anyway, thank you for making clear the "green" issue:))

antique quilter said...

I love making little quilts and this one is just stunning
I have a small collection of japanese taupes that would be perfect for trying something like this
thanks for sharing this quilt with us
I love the simplicity of it.