The top and bottom centre paisleys from Cariad (Sweetheart) were refilled and rotated 90 degrees and the paisley pairs underneath opened out to give a new centre. The simple fan used in the same quilt was replaced by one constructed from the rose and petal motifs. The outer border features the original Welsh trail design. Hand quilted on RJR cotton sateen.
All quilts in the first collection, Paisley Renaissance, contained a stylised but faithful version of Mrs Thomas' original Paisley motif. Sandie wanted to explore the design potential beyond that constraint by adapting the motif with different in-fills and embellishments, so had started to design a new series.
Ten years after her first gallery at the 2007 Festival of Quilts, she applied for a 2019 gallery space for 25 new, hand-quilted Paisley cot quilts, thinking two years would give her plenty of time to make them. However, the project went on the back-burner when she had not heard back after a month or two. Then, in June 2018 she received an email giving her the gallery space for the 2019 show. That was only a year away, so in order to meet the deadline she designed and make one hand-quilted cot quilt every 10 days or so!
Hand-quilted quilts tend to be in the minority at most shows, and since quilts on display are the 'finished product' with only their labels offering any insight into how or why they were made, Sandie decided to provide extensive support material for the show...