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Quilted Bedcape

Quilted Bedcape

A slightly more unusual item this month.

This is a pretty little quilted bedcape, possibly dating to the 1940’s as there is one of a similar design but with different quilting patterns in the Penelope ‘Quilting’ booklet from around that time.

The fabric is a soft, lightweight pale aqua with a cream lining and is entirely handsewn - even the ribbon ties and the seam and neck taping. The background is quilted with tiny stitches forming large diamonds and round the edge of the cape there is a neatly stitched trail of an eight petalled flower alternating with a group of three ‘ivy’ shaped leaves making a lovely design. The side seams are stitched by hand and the edges have been turned in and again stitched with tiny neat stitches.