Q9067 Log Cabin Barn Raising


c. 1885
74 x 74 inches
Buncombe County, NC
$2,600

There are so many firsts for me to see on this Barn Raising Log Cabin. It’s created from wool, wool challis and silk velvet. Rather than just a 1/4 inch applied binding, it has the normal binding, all hand applied using a very fine cotton sateen. It’s followed by a 1 inch solid brown strip and then a 1 1/8 inch wool challis that appears to be Scottish plaid. The back of this quilt is an exquisite whole cloth paisley. The logs are apx 1 1/4 inches. The center chimneys are 2 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches. Silk velvet shimmers and gives an optical illusion feeling to the design. This is a truly magnificent piece of art for your wall.