Q8501 Multiple Barn Raisings Log Cabin Quilt
86 x 86 (218.4 x 218.4 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
Such a graphically spectacular quilt in absolutely unused, perfect condition! This quilt was most likely made to be a coverlet for summer or in winter for use over other bed coverings.
Today we realize what amazing graphics these quilts have, a phenomenon best appreciated when hung on one's wall. This quilt was foundation pieced by hand without batting. The 6 inch blocks have been pieced from a fabulous assortment of circa 1840’s through 1870’s cotton fabrics in the very hard to find color combination of greens and browns. The 1 ¼ inch hearth squares are made from fine quality red wool, and provide visual balance to the multiple barn raising patterns.
The over-dyed green calico binding is 3/8 inch wide, and the wholecloth backing is beautiful circa 1875 brown stripe cotton. Printed backing fabric is another sign of affluence, as this fabric would have been enough to create another quilt. The quilter who created this fantastic piece certainly had an impeccable eye for color balance and graphic symmetry. This quilt would be stunning on a wall or on a bed, sized up to a pillow top queen. Please ask us about viewing this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.