Barn Raising Quilt: Log Cabin Variation

Barn Raising Quilt: Log Cabin Variation

early 20th century
Locale
Indiana
Country
United States
quilt
cotton
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman
2008.401
. Barn Raising Quilt: Log Cabin Variation. early 20th century. cotton. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Guido Goldman. 2008.401.
Dimensions
height: 70 in, 177.8000 cm; width: 76 in, 193.0400 cm
Inscription
Tag on top left center reads: #43 Quilt, 70" x 75"
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
Instead of a distinct solid center square anchoring each block, Indiana Amish Log Cabin quilts often use a seemingly random variety of shapes and sizes. This creates a more modernist appearance that belies the underlying geometry. A closer look reveals a system to the piecing. Strong, solid colors are used throughout, but the pale blue diamonds lend an unexpected pastel note.