f159 Wool Challis Straight Furrows Log Cabin fragment
c. 1855
26 x 33.5 inches
Massachusetts, backing is New England

Hand pieced from a very graphic array of expensive wool challis fabric, The construction of this quilt is indigenous to New England. It is made in block formation and then the blocks are assembled as shown in the picture of the backing, by turning under the edges of each block, then sewing them together. The fuchsia challis centers are indeed rare. This fuchsia is the original color. 8" square blocks, 5/8" wide logs. Hand done from a fabulous array of expensive wool challis. Sociologically this tells us that the quilt came from an affluent family.