QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Log Cabins-McCall's Quilting


I have an article in the May/June 2018 issue of McCall's Quilting---a 2-page history of the log cabin design.

The magazine has several patterns for some graphic variations.

See more about the issue here:
https://www.quiltingcompany.com/store/mccall-s-quilting-may-june-2018-print-edition

It's all a good excuse to show you 12 great vintage log cabin quilts---mostly found in online auctions.

Wool, early 20th c?

More of the same.

1940-60?

1870-1890

Below two Half-A-Logs (really 1/4 of a log)

1920s?

1930s

Housetops About 1900

It says Hitty and it's a doll quilt, maybe 1880-1900



From eBay seller French72 Antiques

From Laura Fisher Quilts

Posts I've done about the pattern:

4 comments:

Janie said...

Congratulations on getting published. Of course I'll have to read your article about
Log Cabin lore. And the photos are great, Log Cabin block is a classic and yet there's
always something new and exciting about it.

Susie Hoover said...

You just can't beat the classic log cabin quilt block. So many variations makes it new many times! Looking forward to reading your article!

co coya said...

She was one of the first repro designers to come to my attention, and has remained a favorite over the years!
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Cyndi said...

Have you ever seen a photo of the English log cabin quilt predating 1830 mentioned in the Log Cabin History by Karen Griska for aqsblog.com??