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Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1328772
 $1,175 
$1175.

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared with the total and does not detract from the very bold pattern. Measurements are 56" x 72 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.