Log Cabin Quilt
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- Ira Blount
- The piecing on this quilt is a variation of a log-cabin pattern. Most of the piecing comprises two-inch squares sewn together to form long strips of a single pattern or color theme. Three edges of the quilt are made of long strips of cloth. The fabrics include solid colors (green, maroon, off-white, and turquoise) and over a dozen small floral calico-type prints. All four edges are hand-quilted in white thread with a rectangle enclosing an elongated “X.” The remainder is quilted just inside the seam of each two-inch square. This quilt is visually striking in its bold alternation of light and dark colored fabrics that creates a pattern similar to a Greek key.
- In addition to quilting, Ira Blount mastered dozens of artisanal crafts. His love for crafting, learning, and community engagement would endure over the course of his long life and career.
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- Gift of Ira Blount
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- cotton, polyester, batting
- 37 5/16 × 29 5/8 in. (94.8 × 75.2 cm)
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