This pretty quilt has 33 strips!, but has the traditional 11 quilting designs as seen from the back. Each design is over three strips as seen in this square cable .The design is really hard to see on the front but is clearer on the back. I like this idea of a surprise on the back. I have come across it on other quilts were the patchwork conceals beautiful quilting patterns.
When studying the designs on this quilt I worked out they had all been constructed with three templates an oval plate, a 45% triangle and a diamond .
This diamond template was used to create the square cable.
The design below is made with the triangle and oval plate. I have drawn it freehand then drawn it out on squared paper to use for my quilted sample
These designs are quite unusual in being geometric and very accurately drawn out, I wonder if someone in the family was a draughtsman.
My set of samples
The pretty fabric is a simple printed rose motif.
I am having difficulty dating this quilt any help with the dating of the fabric would be much appreciated.
I have really enjoyed studying this quilt and again I have to thank Kate Smith for her generosity in trusting it in to my care.