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2010-4 1930s medallion patchwork

2010-4   1930s medallion patchwork
2010-4   1930s medallion patchwork 1 2010-4   1930s medallion patchwork 2

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This is a central medallion patchwork quilt, probably made in the 1930s.

The fabrics are printed cotton, linen, rayon, shirting and dress fabrics and some furnishing fabrics. The maker has been extremely creative with her use of fabric sample books, and there are some excellent examples of 1930s fabrics in the quilt. The patterns are varied, but include stripes (irregular and regular), florals and spots. The colours are primarily reds, pinks, blues and whites.

The quilt has a Welsh woollen blanket in cream with a navy stripe as the wadding.

Machine pieced, the patchwork is a typically Welsh style of central medallion with borders. It has been hand quilted in a white thread. The quilting follows the medallion patchwork pattern.

There are butted edges, and the reverse layer is patchwork in a brickwall style, but done in strips which have been joined.