Register No.886NTNW
OwnerNational Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location NSW
MakerUnknown
Origin AUSTRALIA
Pattern Patchwork Pieced Coverlet
Date1890-1930
Dimensions (H x W in cm)257 x 238

History

The maker is unknown. The quilt and a matching pillow sham are believed to have been made in Australia and are dated between 1890 and 1930. They are now part of the collection of the National Trust (NSW).

Description

"Double bed size coverlet made of white cotton 'blue bags' fabric (white cotton squares used to hold a measured amount of blueing agent used to keep linens white during the laundering process). Patches are sewn together in the 'Suffold Puff' style - a circle of fabric is gathered up to make a puff. Patches are joined by a few stitches on four sides. Coverlet is edged with a deep crochet fringe, to a depth of approx. 18cm on all four sides. Written in black ink on the lining are the words 'C. Bleagard Baby Ken'. " [NT NSW]
2570 x 2380mm

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