Log Cabin quilts typically feature a red center (symbolizing the hearth of a home). This particular quilt turned that tradition on its head, with lovely teal-colored centers. Coupled with the black and ecru "logs," this 1920s quilt has a very modern feel. The quilt was tacked (not quilted), and the lining is a vibrant raspberry pink. The coat has a rounded collar and two front patch pockets.
Length (Back): 26.5”
About the quilt pattern: The Log Cabin block is one of the most well-known and popular of all patchwork patterns as it symbolized home, warmth, love, and security. Many Log Cabin patterns were worked in two color schemes, lights and darks, divided diagonally in the middle. This represented the sun's east-to-west movement in the sky.
DESIGN & FIT
Cut and sewn in the style of a traditional chore coat or barn jacket, m.a.b.e.l's quilt coats are made from vintage "cutter" quilts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Unless otherwise specified, all the original quilts are 100% cotton with cotton batting and handstitched.
m.a.b.e.l’s quilt coats are generously sized and can be worn slouchy or true to size. The Dolman sleeves allow for ample room and layering. Depending on your height, the jacket hits from mid to low hip. There is no front closure. The sleeve cuffs are wide enough to fold back.
About the quilts
m.a.b.e.l loves old quilts, and we're inspired by the workmanship and creativity of their original makers.
Some quilts have surface damage, missing patches, or holes. We’ve hand-mended and reinforced those spots, using cotton and linen threads and reusing scraps and other patches from the same quilt. Please see close-up photos for details of this mending.
We mend ‘sashiko-style,’ meaning the mending stitches are visible. Sometimes we use threads that match the area being mended. Other times we use a contrasting thread.
We thoroughly wash each quilt (before cutting) and garment (after sewing) but keep in mind that most garments have some discoloration or slight staining. It’s part of the story.
Your piece is meant to be worn A LOT and washed when needed. We have machine-washed each piece after sewing on the gentle cycle. You can do the same.