April 24, 2011
I have been thinking about royal wedding quilts all week .
I have found that wedding quilts originated in Sicily
more than than 700 years ago as whole cloth quilts .
They were constructed from white linen, and by the Renaissance , silk . They were intricately stitched and corded,
Hopefully Kate Middleton will receive at least one Welsh Whole cloth Quilt.
In the Americas “Anna Tuels” quilt,
is believed to be the earliest dated American pieced quilt in existence.
It was made for Anna in 1785 by her mother.
A wedding tradition of the 19th century on both sides of the Atlantic involved dowry quilts.
Before a pioneer girl married , she , her family, and friends
aimed to make 13 quilts— 12 for everyday use
and one bride’s quilt .
Amish brides always added symbolic meanings :
• Hearts – Love
• Pineapple – Hospitality
• Pomegranate – fruitfulness.
goes back to 4th century Romans .
The Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern was first published by Capper’s Weekly (Kansas) in 1928.
Log Cabin quilts are a rediscovered favourite with contemporary couples
( and quick for a busy Mum to sew – while watching the Royal Wedding .)
Another charming quilt can be created with a free
Our local Give and Take Applique designers ,
have created Splashed, a sophisticated and easy popular wedding quilt choice.
Meet her at Satin Moon May 8
Enjoy the wedding!