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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1850-1899
maker
Hutchins, Catherine Huff
Physical Description
fabric, wool, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 74 in; 217 cm x 189 cm
Place Made
United States: Maine, Cape Porpoise
ID Number
TE*T08473
accession number
158248
catalog number
T08473
subject
Quilts
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilting
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Quilts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. John W. Gough
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