Owner Julianne Humphris
Location SA
Maker Julianne Humphris
Origin south-australia
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Date 1960-1969
Dimensions (H x W in cm) 228 x 152


Made by the owner, Mrs Julianne Humphris in South Australia. The quilt was started in 1960-1961 and took 2 to 3 years to finish. One of a pair. The quilts have been in constant use since finished.

"I collected dress material scraps for years and quilts have pieces of [the] first frock made for myself when 14 years old. Started hand sewing hexagons after buying 'Introduction to Patchwork' by Elizabeth McCosh and 'Patchwork Quilts' by Averil Colby followed; books I still have. Still enjoy sewing hexagons but also do machine piecing, appliqué, machine and hand quilting."
[Julianne Humphris]


Patchwork quilt of hand sewn hexagons in a variety of print and plain cotton fabrics from 1950-1960. Colours are mainly pinks, blues, greens and yellow, with some red, and white. Quilt has a wide border of yellow poplin, which also forms the backing. No padding.
2280 x 1520mm


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