TQS BOM 2016 - Rajah Quilt Revisited

By Lessa Siegele

Made by Anita Fraser-Day

Quilted by Connie Potter

Join us on a TQS exclusive 12-month historic journey recreating the historic Rajah Quilt, sewn by women convicts on board the ship Rajah traveling from England on April 1841 to the penal colony of Van Diemen's Land-now known as Tasmania.  The original quilt measured at approximately 128" x 128", but Lessa recreated it in quarter scale with fabrics from her stash. She used many different scraps, imagining that's what might have happened when the original quilt was being made.  She followed the colors of the original quilt loosely, and tea dyed fabrics that didn't look old enough.  You can obtain the same look with reproduction fabrics, or make a more contemporary-looking version like the one created for TQS.

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My Country House My Country House - Introduction - 0Available On: October 29, 2015

The introduction packet includes everything you will need to begin working on the "Rajah Quilt Revisted" block of the month quilt. From fabric requirement, color selections, and applique, we have thought of everything to make this a fun and rewarding project for you to cherish.

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