Posted by Caroline on December 21, 1997 at 23:50:24:
In response to Do English quilt patterns have names like American patterns have ?, written by Mary Collette on December 17, 1997 at 10:29:11
Mary, Quilting is not nearly as "big'in England as it is in the U.S. I only learnt to make a basic "crazy quilt" and a simple hexagonal design, similar to "grandma's flower garden". However,I did quilting stitches on padded materials like cushion covers- abstract and interlinked rings, floral motifs etc.
I knew the names "log cabin" and "bear's paw" but I think it's because my mother was a big fan of American quilts- They were not commonly used in England.
My copy of Jane Austen- A Family Record has a dustcover(jacket?) photgraph of a quilt, which is the one made by Jane, Cassandra and their mother.It's large diamonds of various floral fabrics bordered in strips of a tiny flower print. All the diamonds are pointing the same way, so the effect is very "square" and not like a star pattern. it has a border of smaller, darker diamonds. There are lots of prints used in this- it's rather cute.
I hope that satisfies your curiosity!
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