I have recently unpicked another stable boy quilt. The quilt was a straightforward patchwork of tweeds held together by multicoloured tufting. Very moth eaten and unusable but I could feel there was probably an older quilt inside and I eventually managed to reveal it through carefully undoing the tufts. It revealed even older tweeds hand sewn together in a diamond pattern and held together by red tufting. Backed with a brown fabric also showing considerable wear and tear but containing its own beauty. I now need to wait for better weather so that I can wash it and air dry it flat outside.