Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Log Cabin



Here is a photo of (part of) the Log Cabin quilt I mentioned in the previous posting. I finished it yesterday and it has 12 blocks, each block being about 18" sq. The quilt measures about 60" by 75" and is the perfect "throw" size. I am planning on using a medium blue solid color blue for the backing. I am trying to use up some of my large basket of 2 inch strips for Log Cabin quilts and plan to start another one today. I think I will use a solid black center and call it an Underground Railroad Log Cabin. My Grandpa Atterholt used to tell me stories about how his family was part of the Underground Railroad in central Ohio during the Civil War. I was small at the time, and don't remember any details, just remember how much I loved his stories!! He was such a great Christian man, and I loved him dearly! He had a Postage Stamp Quilt on his bed...since becoming a quilter, I have always wondered who made the quilt, and what happened to it when he died.

4 comments:

Ghost said...

Oh this is wonderful! What a treasure.

Bunny said...

This is gorgeous. There is a pattern for the Postage Stamp quilt in the July 2004 issue of the Quilter. The size is 56"x72". Each square is 1 1/2" and makes 8" x 8" blocks. This is a beautiful quilt but, oh my! All those little squares! lol

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Lovely Log Cabin. One of my favorite quilt patterns I also enjoy the history and stories attached w/ them. Have you read the "civil war" themed quilt novels by Peart? I think. I saw them at Walmart In the back was a quilt pattern. The first was the Carolina Lily? I bet you have already read them all.

Scarlet said...

Oh WOW!! How beautiful. That is really stunning. I did miss it so I am glad I went back to check. I agree with sis. What a treasure.

*hugs*