Well happy Tuesday Archives everyone!
Time to dig through your past posts and share any and all post that highlight a Log Cabin.
LOG CABIN QUILTS:
I'm currently reading the The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (An Elm Creek Quilt Novel) and was doing a little research myself as they actually referenced to the center of the block being black and not red, as I thought was traditional for a Log Cabin Quilt.
I found this article on the American Quilter's Society website and here is a excerpt I found interesting:
Early Log Cabin blocks were hand-pieced using strips of fabrics around a central square. In traditional Log Cabin blocks, one half is made of dark fabrics and the other half light. A red center symbolized the hearth of home, and a yellow center represented a welcoming light in the window. Anecdotal evidence, based on oral folklore, suggests that during the Civil War, a Log Cabin quilt with a black center hanging on a clothesline was meant to signal a stop for the Underground Railroad.
I also found a free eBook from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting which features three different types of log cabin quilting blocks. Just click the picture: