Right border of antique mennonite windmill blades quilt
Windmill blades quilt pattern close up.

Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania


This Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. The logs are a mere 1/4" in width. Corner blocks of diagonal stripes are the ultimate finishing point.

Measurements are 72" x 83".
Annville, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Excellent condition.

Windmill Blades is always a dynamic pattern that can be made with a variety of fabrics. The workmanship can be crude or fine. Following is a listing of a examples that illustrate some of the range of possibilities: 587662; 1328772q1058; 128656 and 1443128.

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