Probably made in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Ardis and Robert James Collection
Between the interesting setting—a twist on the usual on-point Barn Raising—and the simple, solid colors, this Log Cabin is a standout. According to American Quilts in the Modern Age: 1870-1840:
Many Log Cabin quilts in the International Quilt Study Center's collections showcase the abundance of fabric choices available to American women during the later nineteenth century. [One Barn Raising quilt in the collection] is composed of nearly one hundred different dark and light fabric [prints]. (page 92)
Log Cabins from the early 20th century, like this one, were more likely to feature fewer colors and prints, reflecting the post-Victorian shift towards a simpler aesthetic.
To learn more about Log Cabin quilts, view the online exhibition for Design Dynamics of Log Cabin Quilts.