A few months ago, I was asked by the program director of the museum where I docent if I would possibly consider making a quilt for the bed in the cabin. They already had a quilt. It is a 150-year-old antique log cabin quilt. What she wanted was a quilt that she could use in her schoolkids programs. One that the kids could touch and lie on while testing the rope springs and straw mattress. I enjoy quilting, and I was tickled at the idea of a quilt of mine being in a museum. So this is what I made for them:
You can't tell from the photo, but it is hand-quilted in a diagonal grid through the center of each square. I have machine quilted a few quilts in my time; I hate the process of machine quilting, however, and I love the process of hand quilting, plus hand quilting is more authentic for this particular quilt.
And here are a couple of pictures of the quilt on the bed: