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Two Color Quilts (Red & White, Blue & White etc.)
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AFRICAN AMERICAN HOUSETOP LOG CABIN VINTAGE QUILT


 
AFRICAN AMERICAN HOUSETOP LOG CABIN VINTAGE QUILT
   

 



The clever and uncommon placement of the little blue or yellow squares at the centers of the pieced blocks offers up a different look in this example than we are accustomed to seeing in traditional log cabin quilts. This is a 'courthouse steps' log cabin variation, often called a 'housetop' among African American quilters. Collected in Louisiana.  Solid intensely colored yellow and blue cottons as vibrant as when made in the mid 20th century