Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (116)


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      
  
Ruby McKim
Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1900: Pennsylvania
  Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1900: Pennsylvania   $825

This Pot of Tulips quilt has an unusual quality that makes for something of an abstract pattern. The combination of color; the shapes between the pots as well as the placement of the floral designs make one step back for a moment to realize that the primary pattern is actually the Pots of Tulips. The quilt measures 78 inches square. It is freshly laundered and in pristine condition. Made circa 1900; Pennsylvania origin.

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

This precisely made New York Beauty quilt is a fine example of a desirable and difficult to execute pattern. It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. The quilt measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Sailboats Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Sailboats Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $795

This graceful Sailboats quilt appears to be an original pattern with a very Deco sense. The combination of colors gives it a soft feel even though it is made totally of hard edge pieces. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $735.00  

This is a particularly well made version of a traditional Garden Maze Quilt. The center of each maze is quilted with a LeMoyne Star pattern. Corner blocks are created by extending the mazes. The scalloped edge is a nice counterpoint to the hard edges of the Maze pattern. Cable quilting in the border gracefully follows the scallops.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $2,900

Feeling patriotic, anyone? This unusual Shields quilt is combined with diamonds in squares to create an original, all-American design. Half diamonds frame the pattern well. The quilting is not elaborate. It is done in straight lines in the body of the quilt and diamonds in the border. The concentric diamonds are machine appliqued. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is one light smudge that can likely be removed with a wash but I have done nothing to it as I do not find it... Click for details

Nine Patch Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $975  

The basis of this quilt is a Nine Patch pattern but the way it is put together adds additional interest. The alternating of light and dark blocks in addition to the center frame make it a wonderfully abstract composition. It is a beautiful shade of medium blue from the 1920's. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 82" x 98"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929
  Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929   $975

This Airplanes with Eagles quilt pattern was created in 1929 to commemorate Charles Lindberg's 1927 transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island to France. Lindberg flew solo in 33 1/2 hours and became known as The Lone Eagle. The flight made Lindberg an American hero. This quilt alternates pieced airplanes with quilted eagles. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 88".

Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia   $495  

Double Wedding Ring was one of the most popular patterns in the 1930's. In almost all instances, it was made primarily with printed fabrics. This solid color example is far more unusual and, to my eye, more sophisticated. It is made with several closely related pinks and blues and the same red and white creating Four Patches in the center. It is nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 96" to the outer edges of the scallops. Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $775

This classic Lone Star (aka Star of Texas or Star of Bethlehem) quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The solid colors add punch to the dramatic pattern. The scalloped edge, in addition to the elaborate quilting, adds softness to this very bold design. Measurements are 84" x 86" to the outside edges of the scallops; pristine condition. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1920.

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