Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Patchwork quilts

 To follow on from last months item on Durham quilts it seems appropriate to show some patchwork quilts that I have for sale at the moment.  The hexagon quilt above (Grandmothers garden design I think) is quite old - probably dating to the early 1800's and has many old chintz cotton fabrics.

This one is at the other end of the antique scale as it dates to around the 1930's to 40's judging from the fabrics and colours.  It has a lovely pin wheel design and a very charming ditsy country floral fabric to the reverse

This one combines two different patchwork designs and plain fabrics in a type of strippy Durham quilt/patchwork quilt.  This is in excellent condition for a quilt made about 100 years ago. Many of the quilts with a strong red colour to the fabrics have damage as some types of  dye used to create red caused the cotton to rot after time.

And finally, this is a lovely Folk Art style quilt - it looks like the American quilts but it was bought from a Weardale house where it had been in the family for many years. The birds have a cheeky look about them! This quilt has a variety of different shapes used within the paytchwork - squares, tiny squares, triangles, octagons, florals. 

All for sale this month on Ebay so take a look to see all the photos before they are sold!