WMA 1467 - Mrs Fleming's Quilt


Log Cabin pattern hand-made quilt, cotton, c.1895

The traditional Log Cabin design in this piece is known as Light and Dark with each block having 24 tiny strips of fabric sewn together by hand. It has an unusual variation - the square around which the strips are pieced has been placed in the corner rather than the centre.

The border framing the quilt is made from three rows of hand pieced triangles alternating light and dark fabrics to create elongated diamonds, broken in each corner with three squares.

A narrow cream machine stitched binding around edge.

The cotton fabrics used include paisley, floral, checks, spots and stripes.

Object ID: WMA 1467 - Mrs Fleming's Quilt

Date Made: c.1895

Materials: Printed cotton fabric, calico, cotton thread

Dimensions: 2250 x 2250 mm

Maker: Nicholes Wallace