Pieced Random Quilts

Margaret Wood
Velvet log cabin quilt. The background is black and the colours are shades of pale blue to royal blue, apple green to forest green, purple and a deep salmon. Original backing of artificial silk now replaced (1940s) with striped folk weave bedspread hand stitched on.
1860 x 1290mm
Rosemary Brazelis
Square log cabin quilt of 16 blocks (4 x 4 rows) constructed mainly from cotton dress materials, flannels and woollens printed and plain. Machine construction (treadle sewing machine) with the pieces sewn on to cream cotton material. Later addition of polyester padding and cotton backing and the quilt tied off in each square with Perle cotton.
1030 x 1030mm
Ann Hockey
Patchwork quilt made from cotton materials from children's clothing. Repeat blocks are made in a variation of 'Log Cabin' pattern, a square with 4 borders or superimposed squares forming each block. Colours are yellows, oranges, greens, blues and pastels. No padding. Backing is cotton, and the quilt is bound with cream crepe and silk.
1590 x 1350mm
Kristine Gray
Double sided quilt of random shapes of used clothing including flannel, flannelette, cottons and wools. The padding is flannelette.
Kristine Gray
Machined pieced quilt in random shapes of squares and rectangles. Made in one piece and then doubled over. Materials are mainly corduroys and wools with a large square of boucle. There is no quilting and no padding as the quilt is heavy and warm without it.
1680 x 1020
Kathy Allam
"A crazy quilt, but even more crazy because each piece of fabric is stuffed with cotton wool. "[Kathy Allam] The quilt has cotton backing, and the seams are embroidered with a decorative feather stitch. Fabrics are plains and prints, most of the prints are florals. The main colours are yellows, blues, pinks, soft greens and dark browns and black, with a light blue/green binding and edge.
King Cottage Museum
Crazy patchwork quilt in silks, brocades, velvets and cottons, each piece outlined in double herringbone stitches worked in yellow silk thread. Some pieces are embroidered in long stitch in silk and feature flowers such as fuchsias, water lilies, daisies. There are also birds, oriental figures, Kate Greenaway figures. There is no padding and the pieces are stitched on to white cotton. The backing is polished black cotton and the layers are fastened with yellow ties. The quilt is finished around the edge with black cord with 2 loops and a black fringed tassel at each corner. 1580 x 1500 mm.
Valerie Rivers
Very finely hand stitched quilt. 4cm squares of taffeta, silk, brocade, cotton, sateen, crepe with 12 squares set on point to make a block. The blocks are then randomly placed. There is no padding and the backing is fine burgundy coloured cotton. 1690 x 1520mm
Di Tement
Crazy patchwork piece, probably a table runner. Each end is pieced differently. The backing is an open weave cotton. There is no padding.
900 x 435mm
Kristine Gray
The original quilt has had 3 covers, 2 of which are still on it. The first quilt, a domestic Wagga, is made from pea seed bags and an old sheet covered with red paisley cretonne. This has been recovered with a red/yellow/brown paisley cotton twill in a pillow slip construction. One side of the next outer cover has a strong vibrant loosley floral pattern with a black background and a border in black, yellow and aqua. The other side is a large piece of cotton with a pattern of abstract rectangles and there are other floral and geometric cotton pieces. There was a fourth layer, a slip cover that is no longer on the quilt.
Sally Mitchell
Crazy quilt of mainly synthetic dress materials. Top stitched by machine on to a mattress ticking base.
1450 x 1150mm
Miles Historical Village & Museum
Patchwork crazy quilt with patches of cotton, rayon, velvet and cotton blends. Colours are predominantly pastels. Red herringbone stitch joins each patch and also stitches it to the calico backing. No padding.
2261 x 1525mm
Annette Gero
Utilitarian quilt with both sides made from large pieces of wool, flannel and cotton. Machine construction and the padding is wool.
1750 x 130mm
Ida Blenkiron
Crazy patchwork quilt top for single bed, made from cotton patches in plains, checks, stripes and florals, machine pieced directly on to a backing of brown, yellow and white check cotton. A saxe blue cotton headcloth gathered skirt or flounce is on three sides, split at the sides. 1920 x 95omm
David Beasley
Pictorial quilt, pieced randomly from wool. Hand appliqued and embroidered. It has a central Miss Muffet theme with the spider and cattle under a tree. There is a 'Centenary Border 1836 - 1936' and an inscription 'Good Times, Let's Look Back'. The backing is 2 pieces of plaid suiting in grey/blues.
2000 x 1490mm
Benall & District Historical Society
Crazy patchwork quilt in mostly dark colours made from velvet and silk. Centre panel has a circular piece made from 9 triangles. This panel is in a grey [velvet] frame or border. Seams are stitched over with herringbone stitch in different coloured threads, and some other decorative stitches are used. Quilt is dotted with 'stars'. Backing is a cotton fabric printed with bunches of pink roses on a blue and white ground. Padded, and qulted with widely spaced rows of machine stitching. Quilt is edged with bias.
1520 x 1460mm
Amanda Smith
Quilt pieced from scraps machine sewn on to calico pieces including printed bags. The backing is wholecloth, cretonne.
1423 x 1347mm
Margaret Sheridan
Log Cabin quilt using scraps of cotton, silk, velvet, velveteen, machine pieced on to calico. The backing is cotton printed material. There is red fringing all around the quilt.
2261 x 1296mm
Pat Stevenson
Double sided quilt constructed from large irregular shaped pieces of dress materials from the fifties. They are machine sewn onto old sheeting and there is a turquoise and white print binding 45mm wide. The padding is cotton wadding.
1245 x 712mm
Annette Gero
Wool and flannel quilt, hand pieced and tied. There are 2 log cabin blocks in the centre, also some crazy patchwork blocks and some consisting of strips. Each separate block is attached to a backing material with feather stitch and the backing for the whole quilt is blue and white striped flannel. There is a plain dark border. The quilt is tied with red cotton in many places. Shirt and nightwear materials are included in the top.
2200 x 1730mm

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