Quilt No.267JH - Julianne Humphris

Julianne Humphris
Owner: 
Julianne Humphris
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Julianne Humphris
Made in
AUSTRALIA SA
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
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
History: 

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.

Story: 

The quilts have been in constant use since finished.
"I collected dress material scraps for years & quilts have pieces of first frock made for myself when 14 years old. Started handsewing hexagons after buying "Introduction to Patchwork" by Elizabeth McCosh, & "Patchwork Quilts" by Averil Colby followed - books I still have. Still enjoy sewing hexagons but also do machine piecing, applique & machine & hand quilting."
[Julianne Humphris]

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