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ID Number: 1407QA1001

Quilt Title: Log Cabin

Current location: Centreville, Maryland

How Acquired: gift

About Quilt

Quilt Name or Pattern Used: Log Cabin

Did the maker do the quilting? Unknown
Made in: Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Made for: Birth Made for: Stephanie Thompson
Used for: Unknown
Previously used fabrics: Unknown
Has this quilt been exhibited or entered in competitions? Unknown

Maker Profile

Quiltmaker’s Personal Information

Highest Education Level Completed: Unknown
Environment: Rural
Economic Circumstances of Childhood: Unknown
Economic Circumstances of Marriage: Unknown

Quiltmaker’s Quilting Information

At what age did the quilter do most of her quilt-related work? Youth
Did quilter combine old and new fabrics? Yes
Did quilter piece her own tops? Yes
Piecing Preferences: By Hand
Did quilter put deliberate errors in quilts? Yes
Did quilter do her own quilting? Yes
Did quilter mark her own tops? Yes
Did she quilt in a group? Yes
Did she quilt in any bees? Yes
What season was most quilting done? Spring
What time of day was quilting done? Morning
Did she teach her daughters or daughters-in-law to quilt? Yes
Did she teach others to quilt? Yes
Did quilter exhibit any of her quilts? Yes

PHYSICAL QUILT DOCUMENTATION RECORD

Format

Type of Object Crib Quilt
Does this object have a SPECIFIC VISUAL ORIENTATION, head to foot? No
If it is a quilt, is it shaped for a four poster bed? No
Is this one of a matched pair? No

More Specific Information

Overall Condition Moderate Use
Measurement Left Side (in inches) 54 ”
Measurement Bottom (in inches) 54″
Was this made from a kit? No
Does this item have inscribed NAMES, DATES, INITIALS? No
The signers are: Owner
Embroidery thread is made of: Cotton

Quilt Top

Fabric Cotton
Pattern Type Pieced
Pieced Log Cabin
List up to 3 predominant colors, most dominant first Pink, blue, red
Piecing Techniques Hand
Seams are pressed: To One Side
Width of Seam Allowance in Inches: 1/4″
Are pieces pieced (seam will be visible)? No
Do these fabrics appear to have been used previously? No
Edges of Applique Turned under
Setting In strips
Size of blocks: 9″
Number of Horizontal Blocks 6
Number of Vertical Blocks 6
Is there sashing present? Yes
Sashing Appliques
Connecting blocks in sashing: Same as sashing
Does sashing appear on outer edge of block unit? Yes
Borders No

Quilting Mechanics

Techniques Hand
If by hand, what stitch? Running
Marking lines are visible? No
Quilting thread is White
Quilting thread is Cotton
1st Measurement 4″
2nd Measurement 4″
3rd Measurement 4″

Quilting Patterns

Filling

Fiber content of batting is Polyester
Is the quilting embellished No

Edges and Binding

The edge is Self-finished by machine
If self-finished, it is Front turned to back
Color Cream
Is the applied edge fabric also found in the top of the quilt? No

Other Edge Treatments

Fringe No
Ruffle No
Are folded fabric points present on the edge? No

Quilt Back

Fabric Cotton – Solid
Is the back all one piece of fabric? No
Is the back made from more than one piece of fabric (seams present)? Yes
How many seams are present? 1
Is the back all one style (print) of fabric? Yes
Is the back made up of more than one style (print) of fabric? No
Is it a patchwork design? No
Is back pieced of strips? No
Are different strips used only to attain size? Yes

Evaluation

The fabric of this object’s top and bottom are of significantly different ages? Yes, explain
The object has been altered Yes
Has the object been laundered? Yes
Overall condition of the object Fair
Condition of the back Good
Condition of the colors Fair
Are stains present? Yes
Stains are present on object Front
Is pattern discrepancy evident? No
Estimate AGE of this object: 1930-1949
Pattern Log Cabin

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