Mosaic Quilts

Susan Mathews
Cotton quilt machine pieced from 64mm squares in blues, aqua and white, arranged in a straight furrows set. Machine quilted on the seam lines. The padding is cotton and the backing is cotton poplin. Bias binding has been used on the edges.
2260 x 1385mm
Queensland Women's Historical Assoc.
Cotton hexagons in 'flower' pattern. 6 hexagons around a central one make the flower. Printed and plain fabrics with white between the rows. Patterned border.
2337 x 2135mm
Verna Doak
Made from crocheted rounds with raised centre, using left-over wool. Centre is a flat circle of clusters of treble stitch. Padding is a piece of blanket. Backing is blue cotton fabric. Centre not in good repair. Colours mainly yellow, red, blue, green, pink, white and black.
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Machine pieced patchwork quilt with the top of squares of tailors' samples joined in rows. The backing is almost entiurely squares of machine knitted jumper samples and clothing pieces. The padding appears to be dark green woollen material.
1770 x 1150mm
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Hand sewn quilt of cotton materials constructed of 12 rows down by 12 rows across of squares with various appliqué motifs of hearts, circles, leaf sprigs, stars, fans and geometric patterns. The quilt centre has a large rectangle with an appliqué vase of flowers in a cream oval. The border consists of large triangles of alternating blue and red prints with a single green leaf appliquéd in each triangle. The backing is cream linen joined from 4 pieces, embroidered at the top in blue linen thread is: 'Sarah Evans 1806'.
2430 x 2190mm
Lorna Cheong
Centre of hexagon pieces edged with braid and surrounded by 3 borders of old coating materials. The hexagons and the borders are all wool. There is herringbone stitch on the edge of the rayon backing. The padding is an old cream blanket.
1000 x 750mm
The Pioneer Women's Hut
Cot quilt constructed of rectangles of orange, red and yellow striped material and ruched yellow taffeta. It is pieced so the stripes follow alternate directions. The top, bottom and sides are long strips of the same material. The pattern is repeated on the back. The edge is bound in ruched taffeta. The padding is a thick material.
11060 x 836mm
Laurel Thompson
Quilt made of squares and rectangles of woollen fabric (coating material) in plain, check and woven patterns, in dark bright colours. The backing is a grey wool blanket and the quilt is bound by a light cotton fabric which has frayed. Machine stitched.
1910 x 1530mm
Cecelia Clarke
Infant's quilt of diamond pieces in a random pattern made from floral polished cottons in green, blue and white. There is a floral border and binding, no padding and the backing is a polyester pre quilted material. The quilt is hand pieced using the English piecing method.
900 x 900mm
National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Silk quilt in tumbling block pattern. Central panel of blocks arranged a different way. Backing is paisley cotton brought to the top and bound in place with 3 cm wide silk ribbon.
2707 x 2515mm
Jindera Pioneer Museum
Cot quilt. All cotton, deep blue, floral and cream pieces joined in squares and half squares. Machine sewn and quilted. Backing is cotton similar to sheeting, with a spot design. There is possibly thin padding.
1370 x 780 mm
Bud and Patricia Ford
Cotton quilt made from a wide variety of scraps, patterned and plain, in rectangles and squares. Machine construction with white cotton lining.
2185 x 1829mm
Win Groves
Patchwork quilt constructed of squares of cotton and seersucker fabrics in prints and plains, predominant colours are blues, yellows, pinks, and greens, in bright and pastel shades. Pieces are 12cm square. Backing is of nylon 'Anglaise' but was later removed due to fraying. Lace from a dress was stitched at the pillow end. Machine sewn.
1850 x 1440mm
Anne Griffin
The quilt is constructed from 64 x 35mm rectangles of printed cottons possibly samples as there are several colourways of some patterns. The pieces have been sewn together in rows and then the rows joined. There is no padding and the backing is khaki desoutti.
1655 x 945mm
Benalla & District Historical Society
Patchwork quilt, handsewn, with centre section made from hexagons, in red solid and prints, and green, blue and black prints and checks. The centre hexagonal section has sides measuring 420mm. The rest of the quilt is of cream cotton with stars,hearts and other motifs appliqued, and finished with a wide border with 3 narrow red stripes. At a later date it was backed with white damask and machined in 25mm squares, the edges also sewn by machine. No padding.
2500 x 1780mm
National Trust of Australia (QLD)
Quilt of hexagons on a brown cotton background. Hexagons form rosettes, 6 in patterned cotton around a plain coloured center. 2 outside rows of the same patter. Hand constructed.
1697 x 1259mm
Kerrie Maloney
Quilt made of hexagons of Chinese silk brocades in different designs and colourways. The seams of the hexagons have been overstitched in black thread in herringbone stitch. There is a wool padding and a backing of silk.
1931 x 1524mm
Euroa and District Historical Society
Hand stitched Grandmother's Flower Garden cotton quilt constructed from a wide variety of materials. The centre of each hexagon is a flower. On the outer edge there is a bobble fringe sewn on to a 25mm red strip. There is an inner border of a brown floral trail of hexagons. The background is white cotton.
2980 x 2880mm
Jill Morrow
Patchwork quilt made of rectangles of twill cotton and worsted woollen fabrics, from work trousers. Colours are greys, light and dark brown, and black watch tartan in dark green and blue. Narrow border of floral print. No padding. Backing is cotton, a white background with 1950s print of rectangles of stylised foliage in red, blue and yellow. Top and bottom border of bright blue fabric.
1860 x 1000mm
Bill & Barbara Meynink
Patchwork quilt made from brightly coloured printed cotton fabrics in hexagon patches hand sewn together in rosettes, and stitched by machine onto a border of red fabric. Fabric scraps for the patchwork were donated from friends. No padding. Backing is white cotton curtain lining.
2642 x 2363mm

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