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Q8730 Antique African American Log Cabin Variation

c.1920-40
70 x 80
Atlanta, GA
Was $2,150 Now $1,900

This graphically appealing African American quilt is comprised of solids, prints and geometrics in various shapes, sizes and colors. The maker’s spirit and zest for life are displayed through her art. Similar to one adaptation of a conventional log cabin at first glance but upon closer inspection we clearly see that the strip pieced log blocks are assembled in a classic African American style. The piecing is such that fabrics of a similar pattern, in block formation, are not always contiguous.

Each pieced block is different from its neighbor in number and width of ‘logs’ with blocks varying in size from 10” to 13” wide. Solid tan sashing with medium blue connecting squares join the blocks. The blue blocks stop the flow of the tan sashing. This interruption of energy and the various sizes of pieces is intentional.

The backing is a white cotton turned over to the front forming the hand stitched binding. Hand quilting on this quilt is a combination of arc and loosely parallel lines using white string. This special quilt has seen some gentle use, yet is still in excellent condition.

This African American quilt is a wonderful find...... clean and ready to use. Quilts are always sent on approval.