This is a Welsh wholecloth quilt with some very fine quilting showing Art Deco influences. It was made in the 1920s or 30s, and is coffee-coloured on the front, with a pink reverse. It has a wool wadding.
Art Deco arose in the first decades of the twentieth century as design influences moved away from the organic forms of Art Nouveau. It was based on geometric shapes, and influenced by many art movements such as Cubism and Futurism. It influenced architecture and furniture design, but also inspired many very striking fabric patterns, and here has influenced the quilting patterns. There is a large central star, surrounded by stylised chestnut leaves, spirals, roses, fans and yet more stars. The quilt has been hand quilted beautifully in a pink thread, and the edges are butted.