: The history of this quilt is unknown, but the last owner lived in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, and placed it in the Ohio Historical Society museum in 1929. This wool quilt is pieced using 63 courthouse step blocks in a 7 x 9 set. The courthouse step block is a variation of the log cabin block in that its logs are laid down on opposite sides from the center square rather than laid down concentrically around the center square. The quilter’s choice of colors for her pattern is worth noting. Each block's center red square is large with the top and bottom strips made of alternating fabrics of purple and black. The side strips in the blocks are scrap fabrics in blue, red, black, white, cream, purple prints, plaid and solids. The back is brown print calico. The front is brought to the back for binding. It is 199cm x 206cm (78 x 81inches). View on Ohio Memory.
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: Daily Life; Quilts; Textiles Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)