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Antique Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt, Purple and Black Wool Challis and Velvet, c1900, 81" x 68"

Antique Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt, Purple and Black Wool Challis and Velvet, c1900, 81" x 68"

Regular price $315.00 USD
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This is a visually dynamic antique quilt that would be fabulous on display, whether on your wall or bed. The antique log cabin variation is known as Barn Raising, subtly put together with black and dark purple strips. It is a unique addition to your quilt collection.


The quilt is made of strips of black, blue and purple wool challis, with centers of deep burgundy velvet, set with corners of bright red and yellow plaid. There are two strips bordering opposing edges of the quilt - one in dark teal blue and the other in a brown and tan plaid fabric. It is hand quilted all over in a clam shell pattern in black thread. The binding is hand applied, folded over from backing to front. The backing is a dark brown/blue woven print with subtle picotage. Medium weight cotton batting.

NOTE - It is difficult to photograph a black quilt. Some areas of the black fabric may appear lighter on your screen, but in real life it is a true black fabric.


Overall good antique condition. There are scattered small areas of wear and lightening in the black fabric. The blue fabric shows signs of dye run in the border. Binding intact and in good condition. One small original mend. One small hole fingertip-size in the front.

Because of concerns about dye run, I have not washed this quilt, and I do not recommend washing it. It has been aired out on a windy day to loosen dirt and storage odors.


Exact age unknown. Based on fabrics and quilting methods used, estimate date circa 1900.


Measures 81" x 68" - a modern twin, or perfect size as an accent blanket.

This is a vintage item with normal wear and tear due to its age. Review photos and descriptions carefully. I have made every effort to accurately describe these items. Message me with any questions you have before making a purchase. 

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