This 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]