Q8853 Unusual Log Cabin Streak of Lightning

77 x 78 inches
New England

This artistically designed and perfectly constructed Log Cabin Streak of Lightening is made up of 100 blocks each measuring apx 7-1/2” square. The logs used for the construction are apx 1” in width. All logs are outline quilted and there is an 3/8” hand applied binding. This exquisite quilt is completely pieced by hand. Am dating this c.1880 because of one horseshoe conversation fabric that I have found on this quilt. There are many more c.1880’s fabrics used, and also fabrics dating from c.1850 to c.1880. The backing fabrics date from c.1840. When I purchased this it was a mint quilt. Mint meaning never washed, never used. I have organically washed it so now it is an unused quilt. This one quilt can appear to be three different quilts. The streak of lightening design can be used in either direction and the back of this quilt is actually a pieced Bars pattern. Strip pieced backings are a signature of Mennonite quilts. Because of the quality of the fabrics, one can see that this Mennonite family would have been of affluent means. Ready to see at home on approval.