log cabin_barn raisingThis quilt from the American Folk Art Museum is the earliest Log Cabin in their collection. Photo by Schecter Lee. Quilt description:

This quilt is constructed in a Barn Raising pattern in which light and dark fabrics are arranged to form concentric diamonds. Made mostly of cotton and wool with some silk pieces, it was probably intended as a functional bedcover.

Go here to read more about the history of the Log Cabin quilt in America.

[tags]Log Cabin, Barn Raising, history, foundation piecing, values[/tags]

By Scarlett Burroughs


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  1. Current Inspiration « Kate Tilley's Blog on July 30, 2012 3:28 am

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