Quilt No.878NTNW - National Trust of Australia (NSW)

National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Hand pieced and quilted quilt in silks, wool and cotton dress materials. The centre is a hexagon star in pink and yellow with black points. Most of the body of the quilt is pieced in Tumbling Blocks with an outer border of triangles. The backing is pieced from large rectangles of blue satin, rust-brown moire taffeta and brown-grey silk in a 'rectangle within a rectangle' pattern. The quilting is all over and finely done in yellow thread in a variety of patterns including snails, petalled flowers and hearts.
History: 

The quilt is believed to have been made in England c. 1865. Details of the maker are unknown. It was donated to the National Trust in 1975 by Mrs. N. Redhead of Sydney and is now part of the Nationalk Trust (NSW) quilt collection.

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