The Cottage Orné Quilt

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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Little squares in Welsh Blankets

Welsh blankets are "in" at the moment and this spectacular one has just been sold by Jen Jones.

At first glance I thought it was a quilt,  which is probably why I am drawn to this pattern of blanket.  I first saw one at the cottage of my friends the Havards and then again the Prince of Wales has one in his Welsh farm house and Jen of course has them in her collection.

Here are some images -

Christine and Philip have chosen to decorate their sofa.
In the reception area of the farm house of the Prince of Wales.  He has another on a table covering the TV - he hates seeing TV sets apparently!
The tress decorating Westminster Abbey at the Royal Wedding are now planted in front of the farmstead.
Decorating the Study Room at the Jen Jones Quilt Centre

When I first saw these blankets I was inspired to make a quilt with little nine patch black and white squares and made quite a few before running out of steam.  I then had a rethink and put them together in a slightly different way.  At the moment this little quilt is at the quilting stage and so is not very photogenic.  When I finish it, soon I hope, I will show you!


Annabelle said...

Interesting stuff. Need quite a few large quilts to cover TVs in our home.

quiltygal said...

Hi Mary clicked on the link to your book it only available in E book form or can I buy it hardcover? My daughter lives near Lampeter in Llwyn-y-Groes so she could bring it over in Dec when she visits

Little Welsh Quilts and other traditions said...

Sorry quiltygal, but it's only available as an E book. Give it a go it's very user friendly!