Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (117)


Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $445   

This Touching Stars pattern is a bit out of the ordinary because of the Pinwheels within each central block. A variety of striped fabrics add further interest to the several compatible blues and grey. Excellent condition. Measures 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; $445.      
  
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $695

Many features make this a very well executed version of a Double Nine Patch pattern. The blocks are postage stamp size. Each piece of the Nine Patch measures barely one inch. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. The colors are well placed with reds consistently making up the center. In addition to the Double Nine Patch pattern, it is laid out so that one gets a diagonal chain effect as well. Has been professionally washed. Measures 78" x 92"; Maryland origin; $695.

Lily Quilt: Circa 1930   $695  

Soft and soothing are the words that best describe this unusual Lily pattern. The background color is a beautiful shade of lavender. Very well quilted, appliqued and embroidered. Professionally washed; binding was replaced some time in its life. Measures 74" x 88"; $695.
Lily Quilt: Circa 1930
Broken Dishes Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Broken Dishes Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695

According to my calculations, the interior of this quilt is made of 2620 triangles! They date from the turn of the century to the 1930's. The back is feedsack material that is turned over to form the binding. Excellent condition. Measures 69" x 75". Pennsylvania origin.

Snowball Quilt: Circa 1920   $775  

Soft colors are beautifully blended in this unusual Snowball quilt. Each circle is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Interesting contrast of the multiple straight borders with the roundness of the circles and wreaths. Pristine condition. Circa 1920; measures 78" x 89".
Snowball Quilt: Circa 1920
Water Lilies Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Water Lilies Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $795

This is the finest version of this pattern that I've ever seen. It is extremely well quilted in cross hatching with a wreath in the center surrounding a quilted star. Embroidery adds three dimensionality. Lovely, soft colors; pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measures 72 1/2" x 73 1/2".

Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Ca. 1920   $1,450  

Embroidered pinwheels of this type are usually seen decorating pillows; rarely are they an entire quilt pattern. This Lancaster County Amish example is very well planned out with diagonal rows of color. Background is men's wool suiting fabrics. Quilted in green thread with zigzag patterning throughout the border. Measures 75" x 78". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Ca. 1920
Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870
  Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870   $795

Rich colored fine wools were used to make this exceptional version of the Crossroads pattern. Highly unusual cotton printed fabric on the back would make this an equally interesting whole cloth quilt to be used on the reverse.Excellent condition on both sides. Measures 81" square.

Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma   $695  

This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma
Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.
  Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.   $695

This is a pristine Ocean Waves quilt with a pieced bars back, typical of eastern Pennsylvania. Background color is an unusual slate blue/ gray highlighted with quilting in white thread. The quilting patterns alternate between bars and flowers. Nice variety of turn of the century fabrics. Measures 74" x 76".

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