This is one of a series of coverlets donated by a Cheshire family in 2009. The Quilt Association has since bought a wholecloth quilt from the same family which you can view here.
The central medallion of this large coverlet (2125 x 2065mm) is an appliqué floral wreath (a red and black geometric pattern with a beige and red floral pattern), with patchwork around the edges. It is all hand-sewn.
The fabrics used are mid to late 19th century shirting and dress fabrics in cotton in various colours. The two sides of the coverlet are simply held together with white lines of hand quilting. The binding is made of strips sewn on and then turned back with mitred corners.