It might be a laundry call soon for one of my favourite vintage quilts so I thought I’d share a few pics before rolling up my sleeves –
This is the “best” side, or the side you are meant to see. Typical of 1930s for the colours of the Roman Sateen fabric, strippy style, well quilted with alternating feather and braid traditional patterns.
The reverse side is, however, another story – literally. Instead of a pieced backing that is contemporary with the top we find a very well- worn and much-repaired quilt of earlier date.
Sleeves now rolled up and a good drying day in prospect!