The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Who can resist Turkey Red?

I should really have saved this post for the Christmas season, but as I love red all year round I can't resist sharing these two old Turkey reds with you.

The first is in the collection of the Quilters' Guild and as ever the maker is unknown.

 It is beautifully quilted and I wish I could claim it as Welsh but the patterning isn't definitive enough.  It was made from Turkey Red discharge printed fabric in a floral and paisley leaf design, in a sawtooth medallion patchwork layout with cream cotton fabric. It is backed with calico and hand quilted and there is a small linen tape on one corner, with the surname 'Russell' written in black ink. It's also beautifully organised and not at all like the next quilt which I also like very much indeed.

This quilt belongs to Pippa Moss whose collection was exhibited at this year's Quilt Association Summer Exhibition in Llanidloes.

I had only ever seen a picture of this quilt so it was great to see it in reality.  I have the feeling that it's made with all the red fabric the maker could gather which is why it was the inspiration for this quilt in my "Little Welsh Quilts" eBook -

I used all my favourite pieces of red fabric in this quilt, hence it's title "Precious Reds".


Radka said...

I like the top one very much, but I just adore your one, the selection of fabrics is so beautiful, as is the design and your stitching.

Jan said...

Oh, they are so wonderful, each one. Love your little quilt!

Diane-crewe said...

I can see why you like red so much xx beautiful xx My local quilt group recently had a talk about Welsh quilts.. wonderful and very informative xx

antique quilter said...

I love turkey red too!,, really love your little quilt. Thanks for sharing26 nieswrke