Handcrafted Log Cabin Blues Winter Scene Throw Quilt
This hand-made quilt was inspired by the log cabins that one can see in the nearby Ozark Mountains and many of our resorts here in Oklahoma. The colors range from country blue and creams to burnt red cabins in the snowy forest on the back. It is mainly floral, but several of the "logs" in the log cabin design have some some soft geometric lines or shapes in them to keep things interesting. This quilt is made entirely of pieced traditional log cabin blocks, except for the cream and tan border, the darker blue floral border and log cabins in the woods backing with colors coordinating with the main quilt. Log Cabin Blues boasts 2 borders, an inner cream print sashing one to outline the quilt and a lovely navy blue floral to frame the quilt. This would show beautifully folded over the top of a couch or on the end of a queen or full/double bed as an accent. It is a nice size to cuddle on the couch with. All quilting is done by hand on a long-arm machine using a pantograph design as a guide by a local Tulsa, Oklahoma artisan, Lisa Hamilton-Harris. Nothing is done by computer so this is truly a hand-made quilt. You will note the high quality of this quilt evidenced especially by the well-matched corners in the piecing and in the overall quilting design. I do not prewash my quilts as it is an unnecessary wear on an item most want as an heirloom. Even an occasional "airing" (hanging outside) can prolong the need for a wash. However, you may prefer to wash it sooner as it will add softness and a traditional beauty to its overall look--it is a personal preference I leave up to the buyer. It should be washed on a delicate/low spin cycle on COLD. I purchase only high-quality 100% cotton fabrics from quilt shops so dye bleeding has never been an issue. Still, I HIGHLY recommend washing your quilt with 2 to 3 Shout Color Guard sheets on its FIRST washing just to be safe. I also use quality cotton batting and thread to ensure your quilt will last for many years. Regarding the pattern, Log Cabin quilts first made a wide-spread appearance in the United States in the 1860s during the time of the Civil War. The block name may very well have had a connection to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The Log Cabin quilt became wildly popular and was identified with the pioneer spirit and values of America. I do hope you will consider purchasing this quilt. I've put many hours of careful work into making it for you. A handmade quilt is truly an investment. I thank you for considering one of my quilts and if there are any questions I can answer to make you more comfortable in your purchase, please let me know. - Theresa