Monday, May 16, 2011

Old Welsh Quilts

 I went to the Applique Society at Castlemaine on Saturday with a couple of friends and the speaker for the day was a lady who had brought along her Great Aunt's Welsh Quilts. They were very old and some were well worn. I could see the wool batting showing through and it was rough and grey. It looked as if it was off the sheep's back. The first quilt was one she had made recently in a Welsh design. The other photos show the 'old' quilts which were each made with a single fabric. The quilting was outstanding and could be clearly seen on the plain fabric. I hope it shows up enough for you all to see. The edges had been turned in and stitched with a quilting stitch so there was no bindings. 







The quilting isn't showing very well on this one. It may be clearer if you use your  zoom
on your computer.





4 comments:

Quilt Station said...

Dorothy, I didn't see you there,who did you come with? I'll look out for you next time.

PS the pieced welsh quilt was mine...did you know that was me holding up Sian's quilts, we need name tags LOL
Margaret

Miriam said...

Thank you for sharing those quilts, Dorothy. It is great to see that beautiful quilting.

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful old quilts and quilting. Thank you for sharing.

Debbie

Mary Jenkins, said...

If you like Welsh Quilts, please look at my blog -http://littlewelshquiltsandothertraditions.blogspot.com/