Q8853 Unusual Log Cabin Streak of Lightning

77 x 78 inches
New England

This perfectly constructed Log Cabin Streak of Lightening is comprised of 100 blocks each measuring apx 7-1/2” square. The logs in the blocks are apx 1” in width. The entire quilt is pieced by hand with all logs outline quilted. This magnificent quilt is finished with a 3/8” hand applied binding, and is completely pieced by hand. I am dating this c.1880 because of one horseshoe conversation fabric that I have found on this quilt. There are many more c.1880s fabrics used along with fabrics dating from c.1850 to c.1880. The backing of this quilt is spectacular with fabrics dating from c.1840. When I purchased this quilt it was a mint quilt. Mint meaning never washed, never used. I have organically washed it so now it is an unused quilt. This one quilt actually can appear to be three different quilts. The streak of lightening design can be shown or displayed in either direction while the back of this quilt is actually a pieced Bars pattern. Strip pieced backings are a signature of Mennonite quilts. Because of the quality of the fabrics, one can see that this Mennonite family would have been of affluent means. This stunning quilt is ready to be sent on approval.