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!

Karmen 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?

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions 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.