When the weather and my husband finally get better, I'll get some of my antiques photographed. I don't have a huge collection but I do have some interesting quilts. So, as soon as we have a good overcast day with minimal traffic on our gravel road, I'll hang the quilts on the end of the wood shed and shoot them. Sadly, my budget no longer allows for professional photography. The pictures on this posting were taken by Mark Frey (and are copyright protected).
One of my favorite features of Welsh quiltmaking is that the quilting designs usually had nothing do to with the piecing or patchwork. This quilt is made from cotton sateen using leftovers from other quilts which is why there are irregular rectangles of tan sateen inserted in the center of each side. I didn't have enough blue for the borders so I stretched it with the tan pieces which aren't the same size or centered. In the blue/tan borders, the quilting pattern runs across the patchwork, elsewhere on the design, I pretty much stitched patterns as they fit the corner blocks, the gold border and around the hearts.
The hearts are also sateen which is a challenge for needleturn applique anytime you have an inside point because sateen is inclined to fray. I lined the heart pattern up so the sateen's straight of grain was aligned with the inside point on the top and the point on the bottom. This way, when the clip is made to turn the inside point of the top of the heart, it's less inclined to fray as much.
As I said, this is one of my favorites, I hope you enjoy it as well. May it inspire you as the cottage quilts stacked on the beds inspired me.