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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Bed cover | V Search the Collections

Bed cover | V&A Search the Collections

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Bed cover and border | V Search the Collections

Bed cover and border | V&A Search the Collections

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Bed cover | V Search the Collections

Bed cover | V&A Search the Collections

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Bed cover | V Search the Collections

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Bed cover | V Search the Collections

Bed cover | V&A Search the Collections

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Bed cover | V Search the Collections

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Patchwork bed cover | V Search the Collections

Patchwork bed cover | V&A Search the Collections

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King George II Golden Jubilee Quilt, 1810. Commemorative central panel surrounded by printed cottons from early 180s, front quilted with pattern of interlocking circles, while back is quilted in a chevron pattern, indicating the quilt had a previous top. Previous top had plain center surrounded by 2 concentric borders.

Bed cover | V&A Search the Collections

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Cheltenham Museum quilt - usually in storage. This beauty needs to be out in public!

I SEW QUILTS: April 2010

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A damaged section of the coverlet after conservation - Mary Prince quilt, 1803, York Quilt Museum

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The Mary Prince Coverlet, 1803 - York Quilt Museum

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English quilt c.1850

Quilt Flap: Not Your Everyday Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

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V English silk quilt, 1700: not 19th-century, but so amazing I had to include it!

Quilty pleasures: V&A exhibition celebrates the material world

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V quilt, London: 1804-05

Quilty pleasures: V&A exhibition celebrates the material world

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England: 1800-30, Grandmother's Garden quilt

Cotton Prints from V&A Quilt Show

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