Q9067 Log Cabin Barn Raising

c. 1885
74 x 74 inches
Buncombe County, NC

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.