Quilt, patchwork, wool suitings, Australia, 1925-1940.
The quilt has been machine-pieced from rectangular swatches of men's woollen suiting fabrics in shades of blue, gray and black, and in various weaves including stripes, checks, chevrons and spots. The swatches are offset at right angles to each other in such a way as to create strong zigzag bands of light and dark along the length of the quilt. The join at the corner of each swatch is marked with a hand-stitched cross in red cotton. The backing has been removed showing the pinked edges of the suiting swatches. A yellow-brown piping band, possibly the remains of the backing, is sewn around all four sides.