I was struck by the beauty of this log cabin quilt when I was at DAR for their Quilts from Storage program. I shall let the next few photos do the talking. The colors, as well as the workmanship, are simply exceptional! You may read the specifics on this quilt here.
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I was thrilled and impressed by the fact that the vibrant colors of the fabric actually preserved through the years, considering the fact the quilt dates back to the late 19th century.
I don’t believe the quiltmaker was identified. The textile curator at DAR shared that something like this quilt was likely used as a parlor decorative piece due to the fact that the quilt was made with silk and velvet. That made sense to me considering the tassels added to the corners of the quilt.
I really admire the quiltmaker for her brilliant sense of colors, creativity in using braided cording and tassels to finish the quilt!
Now, I would like to know if you have used exotic fabrics other than cotton to construct a quilt. I am generally a 100% person. I have used a cotton/silk blend a little in the past. But after seeing this DAR Log Cabin quilt, I am wondering just what exotic fabrics quilters might sometimes use for their quilts. One more thing, have you ever added braided cords to finish your quilts?
Thanks for stopping by! I need to run – Miss Baby is being too quiet in another room. I need to go investigate. :)