OwnerWin Groves
Location SA
MakerWin Groves
Origin
Pattern Patchwork Pieced
Date
Dimensions (H x W in cm)185 x 144

History

Made about 1967 and owned by Win Groves at Pingrup, Western Australia. "Made in 1967 from scraps of dress [and] pyjama fabrics, used as [a] cover for [the] bed. Made as [a] necessity on [the] farm. Single bed size. Originally backed with pieces of dress skirts of nylon. As this frayed, it was cut off later. Some light furnishing scraps also used. Machine pieced on treadle 'Singer' sewing machine."
[Win Groves]

Description

Patchwork quilt constructed of squares of cotton and seersucker fabrics in prints and plains, predominant colours are blues, yellows, pinks, and greens, in bright and pastel shades. Pieces are 12cm square. Backing is of nylon 'Anglaise' but was later removed due to fraying. Lace from a dress was stitched at the pillow end. Machine sewn.
1850 x 1440mm

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