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A patchwork bedcover,entirely handsewn in an arrangement of Log Cabin pattern known as 'Sunshine and Shadow' or 'Light and Dark'. The narrow strips of plain green, and plain black cotton (approximately 1cm wide) have been pieced using running stitch onto foundation squares of brown cotton. Each unit or 'block' of patchwork has a central square of plain red wool 6cm on each side. The blocks have been pieced in 9 rows of 9 each, with three rows having darker strips of green fabric used in the patchwork. The raw edges of each joined block have been turned under and neatly finished by hand stitching in brown cotton thread on the reverse. The quilt has no additional backing so that the stitching used in the construction is clearly visible on the reverse, it is very even and neat. The edge of the quilt is bound, by hand, in a narrow plain red wool braid of a type used in dressmaking.

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National Museums NI’s Picture Library provides quality prints from our art, history and science collections. Featured collections include the Harland & Wolff Titanic photographs, the Welch photographs taken of Belfast in the early 1900’s and our extensive range of William Conor images from our art collection.
“Photographic quality digital prints” from original archive material are printed on premium semi-gloss photographic paper, weighing 251 g/m2. This high specification paper ensures prints are ideal for framing and hanging in your home or office.

Print sizes are 10” x 8“ and 20” x 16”. Some prints will vary from these sizes depending on the original format dimensions. 
Once payment has been received your print(s) will be dispatched within 10 working days.