During the late 19th century, many popular quilt styles were made with the foundation piecing method, including variations of the Log Cabin pattern, crazy quilts, and string quilts. This Log Cabin Courthouse Steps quilt was hand pieced to a foundation fabric. Typically the foundation fabric doubled as a quilt’s inner layer of batting. 

Pattern: 
Log Cabin
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1870
1890
Possibly made in
Ohio
United States
77
62.5
IQSCM, Ardis and Robert James Collection
1997.007.0280