LOG CABIN VARIATION


Block detail

 

Fabric detail and backing

 

Back construction

LOG CABIN VARIATION QUILT

Description of Top

Red white and blue log cabin variation quilt (76" x 62 ½") with no batting. Quilt top is cotton. Fabrics are solid color. Structure consists of 20 blocks (14" square) in 4 x 5 set. Blocks alternate color order (some have red center, some white) though not consistently. Block orientation is straight and tangent. Two pieced borders (1 ½" inner border, 1 ¼" outer border).

Quilt Back

Muslin and printed fabrics. Back has 20 pieces plus borders. Back is constructed the way it is because of log cabin technique.

Quilting

None

Finishing

Edges are straight, corners square. Self bound, front brought to back.

Condition

Moderate wear in binding area, dye fading, stains.

Miscellaneous

Block construction interesting. Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns identifies similar block as #3979 called "Boston Commons" or "Going Around the Mountain." SC states this quilt was made by her grandmother and is the oldest that she had.

Accession number H11289

Descriptive data collected by Elizabeth Hoffman and Shannon Myers, January 2001