LUKE: textile log cabins
By guest blogger LUKE Haynes, quilt artist.
LOS ANGELES CA As a student of architecture, I learned about building structures. Today as an artist, I make blocks out of fabric and build quilts.
In learning my trade and the vernacular of quilting, I’ve been practicing block types and learning the history of piecing. I bought a book called 5,500 Quilt Blocks by Maggie Malone that showed me the vast amount of overlaps in block designs. I found that the Log Cabin is arguably the first repeatable quilting block and that’s where I decided to start.
These days I’m working on making 50 Log Cabin quilts, each 90” square. All are different variations using the same language—red centers with black and white up-cycled textiles. The patterns and language of the details are dictated by the range of “ black,” “white,” or “red” of the used garments/textiles.
I envision a show called The Log Cabins of Donald Judd where the quilts hang away from the walls like a forest to walk through. Displaying the quilts in space as objects removes the “quilt” preconception of bed, private and valueless.
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