This quilt was bought from Marjorie B in Lancashire - it was made for her when she was a baby by her mother, Ethel Allen. Ethel was an "outstanding needleworker" and enjoyed embroidery, sewing and other crafts. As well as making items for her family, items also went to friends and relatives in the UK and abroad. Other items included tablecloths, tray mats and embroideries. The stitches are neat and even.
Some of Ethel's projects remained unfinished. It is nice to have this larger example of corded quilting. The size is 26 x 38 " and the fabric is a silky satin-like fabric in a pale pink colour. The item has been well used to judge from the back. The wadding is a thick soft fabric filling. There is a surrounding frill to the cot quilt.