Our block print quilts were the first ever Dilli Grey product.
My mum has always been an amazing seamstress and for my 21st birthday she made me my own, Laura Ashley inspired eiderdown for my bed. Complete with ruffle edges and a beautiful patchwork of floral prints.
When I began designing our exclusive prints and quilts for Dilli Grey I wanted to capture that nostalgic, cosy feeling that a beautiful throw can add to soften your home.
How our block-print quilts are hand-crafted
When creating our own 21st century take on the nostalgic eiderdown, I wanted to keep the hand-crafted magic of these heirloom textiles, but update them to be more sustainable. Many quilts from the 70s and 80s were made with a cotton or silk outer yet with polyester, or synthetic filler. Our slowly crafted block print designs are made, inside and out, from 100% organic cotton. The outer block print design is printed using gentle eco dyes, by hand before being meticulously washed and dried. It is then sent to be filled with 100% cotton filler, before its final handicraft - the quilting. Done using a traditional quilting stitch by a women's co-operative in Jaipur. Each quilt is stitched by one woman, take 2-3 days to complete.
Practical for the modern home - how to care for your 100% organic cotton quilt
Choosing natural, hard-wearing fabrics mean our quilts can be machine-washed on a cool, gentle cycle at home, with no need for dry cleaning like their vintage counterparts. Depending on the size of your drum, they can be washed easily and line-dried. We always recommending washing as in-frequently as possible, often a spot clear on airing on the line are enough to refresh them.
Matching accessories - complete the lookWhen designing our block print quilts, I wanted to ensure all the fabric that was printed was used up, and that customers could buy into a whole print design to decorate their space. In each of our key prints each season we have a range of matching accessories - cushions, bags, pjs, robes, washbags - to enable customers to create a whole world of block-print magic in their home.
Get inspired - 7 uses for your Dilli Grey block print quilt in your home
We have a range of sizes of quilt from our toddler sizes up to our king size. They are beautiful, versatile, cloud-soft designs that can be used for:
Bed toppers in winter for an extra layer of warmth
In place of a duvet in summer for a lightweight layer
The opportunities are endless!