Register No.696SM
OwnerSusan Mathews
Location VIC
MakerElsie Roberts
Origin AUSTRALIA VIC
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Geometric
Datec. 1965
Dimensions (H x W in cm)226 x 138

History

The quilt was made by Elsie Roberts in Box Hill, Melbourne Victoria around 1965. It was made for her daughter Susan when she was 12 or 13 and the colours were to go with the wallpaper that Susan had chosen for her new attic bedroom. Susan (Mathews) has always been the owner. This was the first patchwork quilt Elsie Roberts made and was followed by an appliqué quilt made from a kit. After this, she didn't make any until the mid 70s when her daughter was deeply involved in quilt making. Elsie then made quilts spasmodically until the early 90s when it became her main creative interest.

Description

Cotton quilt machine pieced from 64mm squares in blues, aqua and white, arranged in a straight furrows set. Machine quilted on the seam lines. The padding is cotton and the backing is cotton poplin. Bias binding has been used on the edges.
2260 x 1385mm

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