More rummaging in The Cupboard this week, ostensibly to extract the main stack of Tentmaker pieces to take to Stirling this weekend, so I thought I would quickly take pictures of 2 more vintage quilts while there was space to manouevre – things are getting quite cramped in there! The first quilt I brought out is my very first purchase from Jen Jones way back in the mid-1980s, so it’s been in and out of The Cupboard many times and is often overlooked in favour of newer acquisitions. Small and square this is quite typically Welsh with the simple shapes, spirals, circle medallion at the centre, wool wadding/batting. Front and back fabrics are a furnishing weight twill weave. Lots of bearding and pilling of the wool wadding too!
The second quilt is heavily worn and really beyond practical use, but is a great example of the simplicity and scale used in many wholecloth quilts in the early 20th century. A deep border, a reversed running feather down the centre and some traditional rose motifs alongside – it all looks good.
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