2866 – Settler’s Home ($74.81)

2866 – Settler’s Home  ($74.81)
Audrey Arno
Tuttle, OK   USA

Width: 8.5"   Length: 9"

Designer: In Judy Martin’s Log Cabin Quilt Book, the house log cabin block in Kentucky Cabin inspired me to make a small block with ¼ inch logs and border it with another of Judy’s blocks and the Greek key block she also used in the book in another quilt. The designs are used with her written permission.

Materials/Techniques: Traditionally pieced with commercial fabrics.

Artist's Statement: In the area I live, log cabins were not too common because of the lack of woods. So settlers often had to substitute and build sod houses, with thick blocks of sod they cut from the prairie and used as bricks to build up the shelter. The roofs occasionally had grass growing on them. A door and as many windows as there was lumber and covering for were inserted in the walls. Because of the thick walls the houses were cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Dedication: To the brave souls who ventured into an unopened and unknown area, started farms and businesses, and raised their families.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $74.81 for the AAQI.