Quilt No.496HB - Helen Blandford

Helen Blandford
Owner: 
Helen Blandford
Location: 
VIC North West
Maker
Maker: 
Helen Blandford's mother
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
Bassinet quilt. Pink satin top and backing overlaid with lace. Machine and hand sewn. The padding is possibly a nappy. It is part of a set that includes a pillow cover.
585 x 509mm
History: 

Made by the mother of the owner (died 1998) for her first child Helen (Blandford) in 1944. Now owned by Helen. It is not used and is stored in a blanket chest.

Story: 

"My mother was not a sewer so this was a real labour of love. I wish I had asked her more about it and where she got the particularly fine lace from." [Helen Blandford 8.5.1999]

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