Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (116)


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      
  
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
Basket of Chips Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
  Basket of Chips Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio   $625

Charming Baskets of Chips quilt done in a soft shade of pink. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is nicely quilted with circles and arcs. It is interesting that the quilt is made entirely of triangles. The Basket itself is comprised of three triangles and the border is made of right angle triangles. Measurements are 60" x 72". Made in Ohio; circa 1920.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio   $875  

Unlike the usual overall Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern, this one separates the blocks into clusters. This variation creates six point stars in the white open spaces. The use of solid color fabrics make the three dimensional pattern especially effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 80"; Ohio origin. Made circa 1920's.
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
Fleur de Lis Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Fleur de Lis Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $725

This Fleur de lis pattern is exquisitely quilted. The ivory blocks have an unusual, four lobe oval design. The quilt is made entirely of a blue printed fabric from the very early 20th century. The quilt is in unwashed condition. Some prefer it that way but a wash would make the fine stitching even more prominent. Measurements are 70" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.

Hawaiian Applique Quilt: Circa 1930's   $5,850  

Hawaiian quilt are sought by collectors for their beauty and rarity. They are traditionally made of a single applique pattern that fills the entire top. The method by which it is created is the same as paper cutting or scherenschnitte, popular with Pennsylvania Germans. The motif usually reflects local flowers and/or vegetation. They are stitched with echo or contour quilting that follows the applique pattern. This fine example is done in a stunning shade of blue. It has been professionally... Click for details
Hawaiian Applique Quilt: Circa 1930's
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Ohio
  Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Ohio   $725

This Grandmother's Flower Garden is an especially fine example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. It is made with small pieces that are perfectly color coordinated. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 76" x 88", large enough for a queen size bed which is unusual for a quilt of this era. Ohio origin; circa 1930's.

Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,575  

This Baskets of Flowers quilt could not be more bold and straightforward. It is well pieced; appliqued and quilted. Using the same colors for the details of the Baskets as well as the flowers pulls it all together. At first glance, it appears that the red and green flowers on the left of each basket are done with reverse applique. Closer examination, though, shows that the green was actually stitched on top of the red. The piece is very well quilted with a wreath in each off block and cable... Click for details
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900
Boots Quilt: Circa 1930
  Boots Quilt: Circa 1930   $2,850

To the best of my knowledge, this Boots pattern quilt is a one of a kind. Because of the two colors, I am not certain whether they are meant to be boots or high button shoes, but in either case, it is a real rarity. There are 156 boots which gives it all a wonderful abstract quality as well. It is stitched with something of an echo pattern around the boots. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 60" x 74". The quilt came with a vague... Click for details

Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

New York Beauty is a difficult pattern to execute which may be why I have never before seen them done as a pair. This pair is especially well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are quilted with finely stitched bouquets of flowers. At the intersections, the maker made the unusual choice of miniature Dresden Plates. The colors are very soft and pleasing. Included with the quilts is a matching pair of square throw pillows. One quilt measures 63" x 96" and the other is 63" x 100". They are from... Click for details
Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Ruby McKim
  Ruby McKim "Honeymoon Cottage" quilt: Circa 1935:Pennsylvania   $875

This charming House quilt is a pattern designed by Ruby Short McKim in 1935. She sold fabric as well as instructions for blocks to make either a quilt or a pillow or stool top. This example has a combination of solid and gingham fabrics, most likely sold by McKim, that make a soft yet lively composition. It is in unwashed condition. There is one spot about the size of a dime near the bottom binding but no other condition apologies. It is quilted with cable patterning throughout the sashing and... Click for details

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