Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (128)

Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675   

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details      
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $650

This Pinwheel Stars quilt is an interesting combination of hard and soft edges. The pieced pattern of stars is totally linear. It is softened, however, by the extremely graceful quilting patterns throughout. It is filled with very nicely stitched vines and leaves. The quilt is a beautiful shade of a slightly darkened cornflower blue. It has been freshly laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 88". Burkittsville, Maryland origin; circa 1920.

Hawaiian Applique Summer Spread: Circa 1930   $550  

This green and white Hawaiian applique was made as a summer spread. The green border is a finished edge. The central design surrounded by abstract fruit or flowers is typical of the type of work seen on Hawaiian quilts. The applique is sewn with very fine stitches. The center is reverse appliqued. The spread measures 86" x 92"; condition is excellent.
Hawaiian Applique Summer Spread: Circa 1930
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,875

This Mariner's Compass quilt is exquisitely pieced and quilted. The points of the compasses are as sharp as one would hope. The body of the quilt is elaborately stitched with swirling feather patterns throughout. The border is quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 71" x 102". Probably made circa 1890 but possibly as late as 1910. The solid color fabrics are more difficult to date than prints.

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400  

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
  Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.

Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $625  

I have searched for a name for this unusual Octagons quilt. The closest I have found are the obscure patterns named Carrie's Choice or Midget Necktie. The difference between these patterns and the one offered here is that this one does not have true Bowties surrounding the center. I believe it is an original pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It dates to about 1900; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 73" x 86". It is nicely quilted including 7 point stars in the blue... Click for details
Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,085

Vibrant Trip Around the World quilt done entirely in solid colors. The piano key border is the ideal frame. Twentyfive patch corner blocks are a most unusual feature. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; circa 1930's. Measurements are 80 inches square.

Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,200  

This Pots of Flowers Quilt is unusual in that it is simultaneously fanciful and elegant. The blossoms are far larger than their container giving this otherwise elegant quilt a touch of whimsey. The entire quilt is done in cotton sateen making it "dressier" than many. The applique and reverse applique are elaborately done. Measurements are 84 inches square. Unwashed, excellent condition. Made circa 1920.
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio   $785

This Baskets quilt is actually pieced as many traditional baskets are but the placement of color makes it an unusual variation. The body of the Basket looks like a Flying Geese pattern because the white triangles are on the outside and it doesn't have the blue to give the appearance of an outline. Whether this was intentional or not, we will never know but it makes for a very interesting pattern. The Wild Goose Chase border is a good anchor for the open, airy pattern. The quilt is in pristine,... Click for details

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