Quilt No.808QVM - Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery
Location: 
TAS
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Quilt with log cabin blocks forming centre rectangle with border of crazy patchwork, in silks and velvets, handsewn on to backing of blue, beige, white woven cotton. Log cabin blocks are in rich dark and light rows forming diagonal stripes. The crazy patchwork has edges decorated with yellow and cream feather stitch. Mostly plain materials with some checks and stripes. The quilt appears to have had the edges cut down. The outer border is a dark blue figured velvet. There is no padding and the backing is maroon silk with a woven yellow motif.
1655 x 1215mm
History: 

The quilt is thought to be c.1890. It was found in an Op. shop many years ago, 1970s. Acquired by the Queen Victoria Musuem and Art Gallery in 1999.

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