The inspiration behind this quilt was an antique, crewel wall hanging, originating from the Lee's Brother factory in Birkenhead. The flowers, motifs and stems were photographed for colour and traced and simplified for use. A master pattern of the quilt was drafted to size and templates were prepared for each individual shape.
Hand applique, corded quilting and hand quilting
*This large quilt was the first one that I hand quilted as a complete quilt. It was rolled on a huge quilting frame which was placed behind the settee in the lounge and that's where I had to join it, whenever I worked on it! I never worked on that large frame again and have always preferred to hand quilt with large hoop from then on.