Heaven’s Light


About this Quilt


Abigail Dolinger’s easy log cabin variation positively glows thanks to her design and color choices. The elongated blocks in clear batiks look like sunlight filtering through stained glass windows. It’s a great option if you want to make a twin-size quilt. This design was inspired by a family member’s home.

“My sister-in-law and mother-in-law own an architecturally unique home in northern Virginia,” Abigail said. “First of all, one notices the log cabin that dates to 1812. Not long after the cabin was built, the owners expanded the home into a tavern with a narrow twisting staircase from the great room below to the upstairs sleeping quarters. It is quite probable that George Washington slept there! Added to the tavern is a now enclosed back porch with stone flooring and a modernized kitchen, bedroom, bath and staircase to the upper floor. The home looks inviting from the road because of the gleaming candles in the windows. It’s a Log cabin plus tavern plus modern home!

“By increasing the width of some of the log cabin logs, the blocks are elongated to form long crosses. The yellow center squares represent candles gleaming in the windows.”

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed & Made by: Abigail Dolinger
Finished Quilt Size: 74˝ x 92˝
Number of Blocks & Finished Size: 18 Block Y 9˝ x 12˝, 18 Block Z 9˝ x 12˝

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