Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (107)


Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,425   

For reasons unknown to me, this variation of a Baskets quilt pattern is known as Cake Stand. The triangles make for a more complex design than many Basket quilts are. This example is very well pieced and quilted. The white off blocks are filled with wreaths and elaborate feathering in the border. It is done in a wonderfully soft shade of blue that has just a hint of gray. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in sparkling condition. Measurements are 79" square; made circa 1920.      
  
Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pineapple Log Cabin (aka Windmill Blades) Log Cabin quilt is done in an unusual combination of silk and probably some rayons. They are dress and men's tie fabrics from the 1920's and 30's. The darks and lights are well placed to emphasize the whirling pattern. Each piece is outlined with embroidery in a variety of colors.The wide borders are the same cotton fabric as used for the Bars pattern backing. The two opposing ends alternate fabrics. The quilt can be used equally well on the back... Click for details

Mountain Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $875  

This softly toned Iris quilt is Mountain Mist pattern R that was copyrighted in 1930. This example is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a very light smudge near the bottom which one can find only with close examination. The choice of pastel colors works beautifully together. It's interesting that the light blue flowers are of the same shade while all of the others are done with two colors. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. Measurements are 76" x 88'. Pennsylvania origin; made ... Click for details
Mountain  Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This Hexagon Stars quilt is a brilliant combination of Six Point Stars with appliqued flowers on stems. It is beautifully executed with the yellow hexagon centers of each star repeated by the yellow center of the flowers. The green leaves and stems delicately connect the stars. The powerful zigzag border works well with the geometry of the Star blocks. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; made circa... Click for details

Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,075  

This unusual star variation goes by several names, most often Crescent Star or Star of the West. It is done in a beautiful shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of curvilinear designs. The border is a creative continuation of the primary pattern.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1920.
Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $1,075

Both positioning of the Stars as well as the placement of color make this Touching Stars quilt especially vibrant. The deep indigo center of each block repeated in the tip contributes to the bursting effect. Each white block is well quilted with a wreath pattern. The border is a brilliant continuation of the diamonds that make up the stars. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measurements are 71" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1930's.

Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $575  

Soft colors make this Six Point Stars quilt perfect for sweet dreams. The stars are a combination of solid and printed fabrics set in hexagons. The background is a very light shade of lavender that makes the hexagonal blocks "pop". It is well quilted with four lobed pinwheels. The backing is also lavender making for a totally reversible quilt. Two opposing ends have scalloped edges. The quilt measures 75" to the widest part of the scallops x 93". Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details
Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma
  Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma   $1,675

This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very... Click for details

Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918: Wisconsin   $7,800  

Nothing could be more of the moment than this patriotic flag quilt depicting Old Glory. It was most likely made either for the admission of Arizona into statehood on February 14, 1912 or during World War I which took place from 1914 - 1918. In either case, its timelessness remains. The quilt is beautifully executed with the stripes truly having the appearance of blowing in the wind. The flagpole is done with considerable detailing and the tassel wrapped around it is exceptional. Quilting is... Click for details
Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918: Wisconsin
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
  Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details

page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11