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Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt with Herringbone Border: Ca. 1880

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt with Herringbone Border: Ca. 1880


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1296185
 $2,450 
$2450.

This bold barn raising log cabin quilt beautifully combines patterned wool fabrics to create added interest to the eye. The use of light fabrics in the center diamond draws your eye immediately to this focal point while the many additional prints lead you throughout the entire pattern. The four triangles of color within the red frame are particularly well placed. Upon close examination, one sees that the border is actually a herringbone pattern combining solid blacks with printed fabrics. Measures 76" square; made circa 1880's.