Ragged & Rescued

Still working through The Cupboard and it’s contents this week – here’s another Ragged & Rescued quilt –

What really appeals about this pre-loved piece is the organisation of it. This is clever and thoughtful organisation of a limited range of scraps; hexagons into rosettes, arranged into strips, purple and lilac prints to either side of the centre strip which is predominantly blue, grey and pink. All-lilac print rosettes either side of the centre strip, lilac and other print rosettes to the outside edge, finished with a substantial striped shirting border. For me the crowning touch is the Running Feather quilting, so often a feature of traditional strippy quilts made in the North East. No maker’s name, no provenance, rescued in the early 1990s in this ragged condition.

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