Dating in rocky mountain house
Because of the huge array of fabrics, this quilt is a delightful piece for a 19th century fabric junkie. This silk velvet log cabin has a specific way to hang because the top of the quilt is without a border.I’m assuming they wanted that to be at the head of the bed.
This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall. The width of the logs varies from 1/2 to 3/4 inch and is created from very expensive silks and silk velvets. There must be a dozen different colors on this quilt, 98% of which are solids. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.The logs average 1/2” in width, some less and some more - giving the quilt a folky character.The center square is 1-1/4” and is comprised of a few various turkey red calicos.This quilt's format was only made in New England, where each block is individually made with excess fabric on the most outside strips.The strips are then turned under and stitched together to form the quilt.