This is the quilt that inspired me to make my green and white linen split log cabin quilt. The original is in the Quilts of Gee's Bend collection. It is also made of corduroy, which I love in a quilt, but I cannot imagine hand quilting through corduroy.
Martha Jane Pettway, born 1898. "Housetop"--nine-block "Half-Logcabin" variation, ca. 1945, corduroy, 72 x 72 inches.
I think I remember from the show that the corduroy used was leftover scraps from home goods that women in the town were sewing up for a regional department store. For my version, I used thrift store linen tablecloths and bits of old blue jeans.
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