Sept.22 …. the old log cabin

I bought this lovely quilt top for its beauty captivated me. The history of its maker is a mystery ,that will always be so. I do know it came from Lancaster county , Pa. The fabrics used are from the civil war era until the early 1900’s. The maker of this top was a lovely sewer. Check it out!

I had to wonder as she sewed these strips of fabric together so careful if she had a plan for the top,or if she just enjoyed sewing in her spare time. I wonder what she would think if she knew her quilt landed up in the hands of a southern lady.

Was she old or young ,married,or single or perhaps widowed….

here’s the quilt in all its glory and I will let you wonder about the top.

Enjoy this carefully kept treasure!!



25 thoughts on “Sept.22 …. the old log cabin

  1. blosslyn

    How wonderful and I take that it is all hand sewn. It make me wonder where the fabrics come from, what she used, children’s dresses, husbands shirts, her own worn dresses…….but as you say we will never know, but its lovely to think about it 🙂

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  2. trishafaye

    WOW! That’s amazing. Look at all those precise, meticulous stitches. What a treasure you found. Thank you for sharing with us!
    Last weekend I was visiting a friend in Tennessee and found some single quilt squares in an antique store. Of course, they came home with me!! But they’re nowhere as neat and tidy as the stitches your lovely treasure.
    I love vintage items like this. I sure wish they could share their tales about how they came to be and the people behind their creations.

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  3. KerryCan

    That’s a beauty, Deb! It looks to be in fantastic condition for its age and the maker had an artist’s eye, the way she arranged the lights and darks. I love the idea that you’re going to finish her work for her!

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    1. Deb Post author

      It is in great condition,there are only two age spots , someone did a good job of storing the top. It will be a real pleasure to finish it!



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