This is the one that started me thinking -
It's a fragment that was sold on USA eBay. Not sure where it's from but I was inspired by it. I am working on samples of Broderie Perse at the moment and this came up on my Google search. I love the lovely faded look of the squares and if I didn't have so many projects on the go I would love to make up something similar and extend it.
Here are some more of my favourites -
This one I discovered recently, it's from Weardale in Yorkshire and it has a lovely folk art look -
The one below I particularly like but I don't know whether it is old or new. It was a pattern from Patchwork at Stonleigh called the Cotswold quilt. I don't know if it was based on an original old quilt or anything about its history. If anyone knows, I would be grateful for any information.
Lastly here is one on a bed -
This is a bedroom in the country home in the Cotswolds of Stanley Falconer, who was a senior designer at Colfax and Fowler. I found pictures of it in an American magazine and thought it was a dream house - I loved every room in that house! Now when I look at it I am not so enamoured, my taste must have changed and I now find this bedroom a bit too fussy! The quilt probably wouldn't have been made for such a sophisticated room, it is Colfax and Fowler introducing a little bit of dressing down country charm into their rather expensive decoration - something of trademark of theirs!