Love at First Sight
74 x 82
It was inspired by a vintage quilt.
The vintage quilt is on the left and my version is on the right.
Back in October of last year Sally who blogs at The Objects of Design posted a partial photo of a log cabin quilt made in 1890 that was displayed at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. My comment on that post was "I can't take my eyes off that log cabin." It was definitely love at first sight.
Sally posted that the quilt was part of a collection held by the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Recently I did a search at the Museum website to see if I could track down a larger picture of the log cabin quilt and further info on size. My search revealed the size is 71 x 82 and it contains 72 blocks.
I studied and studied the photos of the vintage quilt and set about making my own version. I found there were two slightly different blocks used by the original maker. I wasn't sure if it would make much difference to the overall look but I made blocks like the original maker. I used my scraps and scraps from a couple of kind and generous quilty friends cut at one inch width. The center nine patches finished at 3 inches.
You're just too good to be true...
...Can't take my eyes off of you...
You'd be like heaven to touch.
I want to hold you so much.