Quilt No.220LU - Lyn Uppill

Lyn Uppill
Owner: 
Lyn Uppill
Location: 
SA
Maker
Maker: 
Olive Gillman
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1921 - 1940
Description: 
Patchwork quilt of hexagons, handsewn, in print and plain cottons and rayon. Central star group has diamond shaped groups of patches, with smaller flower shapes, an inner border of a star shape in yellow hexagons, and an outer border of hexagons in vertical bands. Colours are mainly blues, reds, greens and yellow, the 'paths' and border are a pink print. The backing is herringbone stitched to the border or sashing, which has mitred corners.
2400 x 2340mm
History: 

Made by Mrs Olive Gillman in the 1930s. Previously owned by her sister Mrs Rob Wetherall.

Story: 

The material for the quilt was collected from many people, and is mainly baby prints and plain fabric. The maker used a zinc template. The quilt is made from 5,600 hexagons.

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