Welsh Quilts

I’m curious to know more about these quilts. They’ve been in our family for 100 years or so.

I think they must have come from Dinas (North Pembrokeshire) at the beginning of the 20th century, or perhaps earlier. They are both the same on the back and the front. The golden yellow quilt appears to be made of a synthetic fabric that is quite shiny. Even the thread with which it is stitched is silky.  The filling is evenly distributed but seems clumped and springy as if it were unprocessed sheep’s wool. The green quilt has a smoother inner lining (perhaps a thin blanket) and is made of good quality cotton. They are both hand-stitched.

Would they have been bought in a shop or made at home? I haven’t unstitiched the edging to look inside so can anyone tell me more about them?

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One Response to Welsh Quilts

  1. wombatquilts says:

    What beautiful old quilts… and what a fun mystery you have unravel. I am sorry I can not help you but I wish you luck with your search. I look forward to ready about what you find out.

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