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Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1306357
 $1,675 
$1675.

This Light and Dark wool challis Log Cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa Dreibelbis. One can only assume they were among her favorites. While the front of the quilt is entirely of fine wools, the backing is made of cotton pieced in a Bars pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is a very small darned area in one corner where it may have gotten caught on something. Measurements are one 70" x 79". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.