Upon very close inspection, I believe one side of the border was machine stitched. The other side is carefully turned under and stitched with tiny overcast stitches leaving a very neat and flat border. The quilt is tied every 4 inches or so. There is thin cotton batting inside.
Log Cabin quilts originated in the 1860's. I believe this is a nice early example, dating somewhere between 1860 - 1880. It is difficult to say for certain because the fabrics were taken from old clothing. In several cases, you can see old seams in the individual pieces. You can spend hours looking at all the different fabrics.
There is one that has little tiny horse shoes with even tinier horse shoe nails. Such a huge variety yet the assembly is cohesive. It is in excellent condition. I only noticed wear to one tiny piece and found one loose seam. The cranberry border fabric is lightly faded, but that does not bother me one bit.
The photos show a shadow on the back side of the quilt. The color on the back side is even. I will try to get another photo taht shows that when the light and weather cooperate.I was able to change the photo of the back today. The colors are even throughout the backing fabric as you can now see. The quilt measures approximately 65" X 78". This is a great antique 19th century quilt!
The item "ANTIQUE HAND STITCHED AND TIED LOG CABIN QUILT GREAT CALICO FABRICS EXC COND" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "termitetavern" and is located in Windham, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia, South africa, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.