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2005-2 Petticoat quilt

2005-2 Petticoat quilt
2005-2 Petticoat quilt 1 2005-2 Petticoat quilt 2

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This is a patchwork quilt made of petticoat flannels, probably from south Wales. It was discovered in a charity shop in Llanidloes, and rescued for the collection.

The wool flannel petticoat fabrics are multi coloured, in stripes and checks. They are still very bright, with very little fading, which suggests that the quilt was little used once made. The patchwork piecing features a central medallion and borders. It has been machine quilted in diagonal lines across the quilt, with the front taken to the back to finish off the edges. The reverse of the piece is patchwork in flannel cloth.

This simple but striking quilt has been exhibited at the Minerva Arts Centre, and also at the Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, Anglesey.