Quilt No.948NTW - National Trust of Australia (WA)

National Trust of Australia (WA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork top made of cottons, constructed with 5 by 5 rows of squared 8 point pieced stars alternating with white cross-shaped blocks (made from 4 pieces). On all sides are borders of half stars. The outer border is of rectangles of cotton prints appliquéd on to cotton to form a plaited pattern. The border only is backed with a band of cream cotton. All patches are whip stitched together.
2645 x 2615mm
History: 

The maker is unknown. The quilt was bought in Portobello Road, London, UK in 1958. It was donated to the National Trust, WA by Janet Kovesi in 1983. It is stored at Woodbridge, Midland, WA

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