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Log Cabin quilt, or Straight Furrow quilt
  • unknown maker from the United States
  • Log Cabin quilt, or Straight Furrow quilt, circa 1880–1900
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, cailco, piecing, quilting, wool batting
  • Object Length/Width: 218.4 x 188 cm
    Object Length/Width: 86 x 74 in
  • Gift of W. L. Hastie
  • Not on display
  • 1937.0005
Label Text

Log Cabin quilt block
Old card: 2" squares of red; rounded corners
Pieced from a center red square representing the chimney, the Log Cabin blocks are composed of strips of fabric. Arranged so half the block is light, and half dark, the blocks are then arranged to form a larger design. This is of the "Straight Furrow" variety.