From Steve Kane Quilts and Folk Art. The "BARNRAISING / LOG CABIN" Quilt is shown on a KING size bed in the photos. King / Double size: approx. 78 inches by 90 inches. Made in the 1930's, in PENNSYLVANIA.Timber beam construction of barns is stylized in this "BARNRAISING" interpretation of the "LOG CABIN" type of quilt. The "Log Cabin" patch is made up of rectangular strips of cloth that mimic timber logs placed around a center, usually red, square that is the chimneypiece of the cabin. These patches can then be organized into "Straight Furrow, " "Courthouse Steps, " and other variations. This Maker has organized patches around a Red Print Square with half of the patch in light toned fabrics and the other half in darker tones. The concentric waves of light and dark emanate from a dark center to the dark tips at the edge of the quilt. Similar to the ripples of water in a pond into which someone has thrown a rock, these Light and Dark Diagonals recall the open framework of barn construction. The love of color is evident in this masterly organization of 1930's printed cotton fabrics. The Red Print Center Squares anchor the interplay between the darker bluish waves and the lighter pastel waves, with a secondary interplay of blue and orange. There are Blues in the Light waves and Oranges in the Dark when these colors are in their tonal place, and minor chords of each when they are in their secondary tonal roles. This Blue / Orange theme harkens back to Colonial times when these colors were indicators of Hospitality. The "log cabin" was the symbol of the American Frontier. It became a political concept and icon in the 1840's and has remained a fixture in the American imagination through the Disney TV years in remakes of Daniel Boone stories. The concept has resounded in the American psyche and has been reinvented into this magnificent display of 1930's fabrics. This "Barnraising / Log Cabin" will look comfy and cozy in a beach house on Further Lane. There are photos to show how it would look with other similarly colored quilts. Also shown are: "NINE PATCH With SASHING" and SAILBOATS. Two people need two or three quilts per bed to gain the ergonomic advantage of layered comfort and warmth. THE AMERICAN QUILT is as uniquely American as Jazz, the Blues, or the Broadway Musical. A bed or a wall covered with an antique handmade quilt is the expression of baronial comfort as splendid as any found in castle or palazzo, Whether in townhouse or farmhouse these utilitarian and artistic textiles were produced in styles as diverse as couture and country in fine silks and in scrap cottons. The quilting of a pieced-together design on a base fabric to be used as a bedcovering was an achievement of American independence and self-expression that was taken up from Baltimore to the Hawaiian Islands.
Today these treasures will enliven and complement every decor. WHAT SHOULD I SPEND ON A QUILT? 10% to 15% of the cost of your motor vehicle(s) can be a good guideline amount. Or perhaps consider the cost of your clothing from head to toe on an average day.
WHICH QUILT SHOULD I CHOOSE? Once the budget is established, determine the purpose of the quilt. If for display, spend the entire amount for one beautiful quilt. In the cool of air conditioning or the cold of a winter night, a second quilt will produce layered warmth and comfort. The item "BARNRAISING Variation/LOG CABIN Quilt King 78 x 90, c.
Unused" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "notl2873" and is located in Woodside, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.