All that pondering about the quilts on show at the V&A's Quilts 1700-2010 exhibition and I forgot to show the two generous fat quarters I brought home from the museum. The V&A teamed up with Liberty to produce 18 limited editions based on prints in the various quilts on show. These were my two favourites:
Petals: From a coverlet of early 19th century printed cottons. Possibly made in Wales in 1830-40. (Although this one is called Leaves on the selvedge?)
Coral Leaves: Taken from a coverlet of block-printed cottons from the 1780s and 1790s. Made in Britain and dated 1797.
And mom couldn't resist this print:
Lattice: From a coverlet of printed cotton and linen with appliqué and embroidery. Made in England in 1802-1830.
Still deciding what to make out of them…