F783 Miniature Log Cabin Quilt Fragment

27-1/4 x 27-1/2 inches
New England

I know I've said it before, but the Log Cabin patterns are some of my favorites. This diminutive quilt is a miniature Log Cabin pattern in a fragment. The blocks displayed here measure approximately 7-1/4 inches each. The logs only measure approximately a quarter of an inch each in width. The backing is an early c.1850s brown calico. Of all the fabrics used in the composition of this little masterpiece, the earliest one I see appers to be c.1825. The fabrics used are very, very expensive wool Challis. I can see a few basting stitches from the quilt's creation. The size of this quilt, measuring 27-1/2 x 27-1/4", is a wonderful size either for a wall hanging in a prominent place or as a topper on a table with beautiful candlesticks.
In perfect condition, this quilt top was unused when I made a fragment and a bear from it. I did so because the rest of the quilt had a huge hole of unknown origin! This quilt is sophisticated, gorgeous, perfect, and in perfect condition.
It's also finished with 3/8 inch early brown chintz binding all hand applied. The piecing is all by hand of course at this early date. I'm dating the quilt circa 1850.
Ready to be sent for your in home approval.