From Steve Kane Quilts and Folk Art. A PAIRING OF TWO SIMILAR ANTIQUE QUILTS. For use together on one or two double beds.The FIRST is BROWNISH, Double bed size: approx. 72 inches by 80 inches. Made about 1880 in New England. The dark of the "Barnraising" pattern is made up of BROWN print fabrics.
This LOG CABIN has a light colored center. The SECOND is BLUISH, Double bed size: approx. 76 inches by 84 inches. It is TIED, and has a Floral Print Backing and Binding.
The dark of the "Barnraising" pattern is made up of BLUE print fabrics. This LOG CABIN has a dark colored center. These TWO similar patterned QUILTS are offered together. Both have red center squares in each of the "log cabin" patches denoting the chimney piece of the frontier homestead made famous by Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett. I think of them together and hope someone out there will think and see them similarly.REAL AMERICANS SLEEP UNDER GENUINE ANTIQUE AMERICAN QUILTS. The American Quilt is as uniquely American as Jazz, the Blues, or the Broadway Musical.
A bed or 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 scrap cottons. The quilting of a pieced-together pattern 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. In color and texture quilts are companions of modern finishes and materials.In scale the aesthetic daring of the quilt maker rivaled that of the muralist. It was not surprising then that so much of the American home was given to the display of quilts, to their production, and thankfully to their preservation. WHAT SHOULD I SPEND ON A QUILT? 10% to 15% of the cost of your motor vehicle(s) can be a good guideline, 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. HOW DO I DISPLAY A QUILT? There is a solution for every situation: Full out on top of a bed, folded at the foot of the bed, on a quilt rack or ottoman; on a wall using antique or contemporary curtain and tapestry hanging methods, sewing on a full sleeve or several loops can accommodate a hanging rod; framing and stretching can be professionally handled; choosing hanging hardware from a catalog or making invisible VELCRO hanging solutions with the positive VELCRO easily sewn to the quilt and the negative stapled to a strip of wood that's fixed to the wall. Using VELCRO is a safe and easy solution that makes quilt hanging achieveable in every house, apartment and office, in every room and hallway. Code: LC 33, LC 41. The item "Two (2) BARNRAISING Log Cabin QUILTS c.
Cottons" is in sale since Sunday, December 11, 2011. 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.