CON SP1 African American Log Cabin Quilt
79 x 84 (200.7 x 213.4 cm)
Camden, NC

There are traits that distinguish African American quilting in the first half of the 20th century from any other North American quilting style. The use of vertical piecing, enlarged, very graphic piecing, and asymmetry originate from African cultures and textile style. This wonderful Log Cabin is comprised of a variety of both large and medium scale patterns in a great many colors in cotton, seersucker, velvet and rayon.

The cotton backing is comprised of multiple fabrics pieced together both by hand and machine; two shades of blue with white stripes, a blue and white large scale floral, and a wonderful cotton in lime green and pink depicting a tropical scene at the beach. The backing is turned to the front and is hand stitched down with white string to form the binding. Hand quilted with loosely parallel lines using thin white string.

Purchased out of the maker's home this quilt is on consignment, with provenance to go to the buyer upon sale. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent to you on approval for private viewing in your home.