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2014-1-A Welsh floral wholecloth

2014-1-A Welsh floral wholecloth
2014-1-A Welsh floral wholecloth 1 2014-1-A Welsh floral wholecloth 2

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This beautiful wholecloth quilt was made by Letitia Davies in the Llandeilo area of south Wales, probably in the early 20th century. Letitia also made the hexagon patchwork quilt 2000-2-A which you can see here.

This reversible quilt features striking floral sateen fabrics in pink and yellow on one side, and blue and pink on the other. It is quite likely to have been a wedding quilt. Blue and pink sides were popular choices as the quilt could then be turned to the appropriate side following the birth of a child. Different sizes of fabric have been pieced and machine stitched together to make the top and bottom sides of the quilt top. The wadding is carded lambswool.

The quilt has been very finely hand quilted, probably from the blue side. The quilting style is typically Welsh, with a central medallion featuring hearts, surrounded by borders, spirals and leaves. The edges are butted together and hand sewn neatly.