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2009-1-H red and pink wholecloth

2009-1-H red and pink wholecloth
2009-1-H red and pink wholecloth 1 2009-1-H red and pink wholecloth 2

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This is a reversible wholecloth quilt in red and pink printed cotton sateen made in the late 19th century. It was bought from the Cheshire family which had previously donated seven other items to the Association collection, including hexagon coverlets, appliqué and wholecloth quilts.

Side 1 is red with a yellow floral design; side 2 is pink with green lozenges with paisley symbols inside. It has been neatly hand quilted in red thread, and features a central medallion, fans, hatching and then a border with spirals and rams’  horns.

A blanket has been used for the wadding. The butted edges of the quilt have been machine stitched in a dark red thread using a wavy line as a narrow border pattern. This quilt has not been used much and the fabrics are very well preserved in bright, distinctive colours.