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I've collected here all of the 19th century quilts in Minnesota Institute of Arts collection. Where available, I've added the informational text from gallery labels. I'm curious if there would inte...

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Log Cabin - Pineapple variation quilt, 78 x 65",, about 1890. Pennsylvania (Mennonite). Speed Art Museum (Kentucky).

One of these days... Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890; Va.

wonderful log cabin quilt by Mias Landliv - great colors!

Pieced Quilt Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Mennonite 1875 by SurrendrDorothy, via Flickr

Log Cabin quilt circa 1890, Amish. MFA-Boston exhibit. Photo by File Under Fiber

Handspun throw (remember the middle is made from rectangles not a square) gotta make this

Really like this modern take on the log cabin pattern with all the open white space

Quilt by tubakk-quilt, via Flickr. No contact information given. Close inspection of the image (and notes on Flickr) reveal that what I thought was gray is actually denim, from old blue jeans. More subtle than I would have expected from "orange and blue," eg Clemson and Tennessee.

Log Cabin, 1850-1875, Silk, pieced. The size makes them think it was a parlor throw and not a bed cover.

i love log cabins. Mine are always a little too wonky for something this precise, but I love 'em anyway.