19th-Century English Quilts
Usually patchwork, often of triangles, squares, or hexagons; made using paper templates the fabric was tacked to, then the pieces sewn together. Sometimes the maker didn’t remove the paper, and all sorts of things have been found: shopping lists, love letters...The palette is often brown/cream-based rather than the brighter colors of American quilts.
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A damaged section of the coverlet after conservation - Mary Prince quilt, 1803, York Quilt Museum
V English silk quilt, 1700: not 19th-century, but so amazing I had to include it!