1850 - 1899 Catherine Hutchins's "Log Cabin" Quilt
- Description (Brief)
- Catherine Hutchins used 4,872 fabric scraps to piece 168 six-inch blocks for her “Log Cabin” Quilt. Plain, plaid, printed, and pattern-woven wool and cotton fabrics were utilized. Each of the blocks has a red center. She effectively assembled the varicolored light and dark fabrics to create an overall pattern of light and dark 8 ½-inch squares. The lining consists of 6-inch strips of the same floral-patterned roller-printed cotton with three different ground colors.
- Catherine Huff, grandmother of the donor, was born in 1813. She married Stephen Hutchins (1814-1903) and lived in Cape Porpoise (Kennebunkport), Maine. She died in 1903.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Hutchins, Catherine Huff
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. John W. Gough
- Physical Description
- fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
- thread, cotton (overall material)
- overall: 85 in x 74 in; 217 cm x 189 cm
- Object Name