What sparks my interest and attention is the Bush Quilt or Wagga often made from scraps or suiting samples and stuffed with used clothing for warmth. Made during the late 19th and early 20th century they were used by men who worked the land or families as a utilitarian quilt. Dr Annette Gero in her book above, The Fabric of Society- Australia's Quilt Heritage from Convict Times to 1960 has a chapter on the wagga.
A wonderful photo of the maker and the Rabbiter's wagga
The innards of a wagga- old jumpers/cardigans.
Drawing inspiration from this tradition and technique I have used an older quilt as the base on which to build my design.