Handmade patchwork quilt with unique two coloured blending halves, featuring detailed hand embroidery and little name & birth date square
Dimensions: 45” x 60” (114 cm x 152cm)
This beautifully crafted ‘two-halves’ quilt is a perfect ‘new baby’ present or something for your own family to keep forever as an heirloom. The versatility of the quilt means it can be used from baby time, through toddler-hood, through to when your little one can begin to read and feel the embroidered text themselves.
The quilt has a slightly ‘scrappy’ feel to it and has been pieced together from hundreds of 3” x 3” squares and some smaller strips to give a hand-crafted feel. The fabric is a variety of collected, found and re-cycled cotton and cotton mixes. Starting with blues and greens at the top, the quilt subtly blends into pinks and reds at the bottom, making it a unique ‘two-halves’ quilt. As it measure pretty large – almost lap size – it can be folded in half depending on which colours suit your’s or your baby’s mood, and used as a wall hanging, play mat, cot blanket or sofa throw.
A unique feature of this quilt is the detailed hand embroidered panels. The three sets of text extracts include some classic phrases taken from Beatrix Potter tales such as ‘The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies’, ‘Cecily Parsley Nursery Rhymes’ and the‘Tale of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle’. Stitched entirely by hand, each letter has been embroidered using colour fast stranded cotton in a delicate satin stitch, on 100% white and oatmeal linen. The text is brought alive by the quirky arrangement of the words and the original use of colours, for example silver metallic thread for ‘twinkle twinkle’ and the corresponding shade when a colour is mentioned, for eg, yellow for ‘yellow’.
The quilt also features a special, totally unique, name and birth date square with french knot detailing around the square to highlight it. The quilt has been constructed using Hobbs heirloom quality batting, and machine quilted with white thread on the top and a contrasting pale blue on the back, to co-ordinate with the blue linen backing fabric. The embroidered areas haven’t been quilted to preserved the delicate detailing.
Two Halves Patchwork & Embroidered Quilt
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