The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I have been meaning to share this picture with you for ages.  It was taken last year at the opening of Jen's annual exhibition at her Welsh Quilt Centre in Lampeter.

It is part of a small quilt, obviously done in Victorian times when crazy patchwork was all the rage.  Of course there is nothing "Welsh" about it, as this type of patchwork was done by middle class women in every part of the British Isles then.  It is an example of a "quilt made in Wales" rather than a "Welsh Quilt".

What I found interesting about it was the fact that each little rosette of hexagons had been appliqued to a large black velvet hexagon - you may be able to see this if you zoom in -then these larger hexagons were pieced together.  I thought it an organised way to cope with what is sometimes a difficult shape to assemble.

Jen's 2011 exhibition is now on and I will be writing about it in a future post.  Meanwhile, here's a link that gives some pictures -!/photo.php?fbid=140672539331840&set=a.140672312665196.28935.100944959971265&type=1&theater

Some of my little quilts are also on display in the little gallery. 


Susan Briscoe said...

Thanks for the link. Hopefully I might get down to see this year's summer exhibition.

Maureen said...

That is interesting how the hexagons were appliqued onto the larger one. Thanks for the morning quilt show. Loved it!

Chris said...

The papers were left in the hexagons and the fabric has deteriorated - is that correct?
Love the red and white quilts in the exhibition - ala New York?

Dawn said...

Beautiful! What a great idea to applique on velvet. Thanks so much for sharing, glad I found your blog.