I also crossed paths with an amazing Log Cabin quilt…..Close up shown here.
I fell in love with the large almost tan-peach colored centers, a break-away from the traditinal red we are so used to seeing.
The prints, both on the light side of the block, and the dark side as well are WONDERFUL.
But it’s the layout that I like.
This “Sunshine & Shadows” layout is the same as the first ever log cabin quilt that I made back in the 1980s –only….
This one has an uneven set!
I love quilts with asymmetrical settings!
Why did the Quiltmaker do this? Probably – because “The bed was only that big!” But we will never know for sure.
Bottom corner – great gingham and black-on-red borders!
I just love the way she put things together, even frugal-piecing strips if they were not long enough to do the job. I believe this quilt dates to about 1880 –but someone will correct me if I’m wrong I’m sure!
Then YESTERDAY, Jo brought this antique beauty to class…and I realized we had the beginning of a theme going!
Log Cabin, Barn Raising! Also late 1800s!
Center close up…I love how the cheddars and blues alternate on the light side of the block as well!
And if the blocks aren’t the same size….just add some gathers!
Not a problem! This will QUILT OUT! :cD
This was such a fabulous example of early foundation piecing – the strips were pieced on a fabric foundation --- when the quilt was joined there was no batting added, the blocks were stitched in the ditch between the blocks, but the blocks themselves contain no quilting. It was just “enough” to hold the backing to the front.
Log Cabin Love!
Thanks Jo, for sharing your treasure! Okay, I’m adding another log cabin to my long list of “want to do” along with a rail fence!