Quilt No.166NB - Nell Bell

Nell Bell
Owner: 
Nell Bell
Location: 
VIC Melbourne
Maker
Maker: 
Nell Bell
Made in
AUSTRALIA VIC
Date: 
1941 - 1970
Description: 
"Side I basically blue & brown tones. Materials a mixture of velvets & cotton (all washable) pattern random squares and few oblongs - dictated by material available. Material from children's clothes & pieces left over from clothes makng also pieces given to me by neighbours.
Side II basically orange red & purple tones again squares & oblongs at random dictated shapes & sizes by materials available, made from worn out clothes & pieces left over from clothes making, also pieces given to me by neighbours. Padding an old commercial quilt given to me."
1829 x 915mm
History: 

Made by Nell Bell at Eltham (VIC) in the early 1950s, when 2nd child was born in 1953. Owned by Nell.

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