Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (119)


Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900   $2,100   

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern combining Black Eyed Susans with Barnraising is an original. The green has probably lightened with washing but the quilt remains vibrant and strong. The egg yolk yellow/ orange of the Barnraising perfectly continues the Black Eyed Susan theme. Measurements are 67" x 80". Probably Southern origin; circa 1900.      
  
Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900
Gambler's Choice Quilt: Circa 1960
  Gambler's Choice Quilt: Circa 1960   $2,900

This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table. Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them. This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme. Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice theme.... Click for details

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $625  

Striking Log Cabin quilt that makes several light and dark patterns. Consistent use of solid colored red and blue give the quilt lots of zing. It is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made in the 1920's. The backing is made of large blocks of solid color pastels. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $595

This 1930's quilt densely combines several patterns but because the colors are soft, it is not overwhelming. In between the Carpenter's Square Blocks (aka Broken Star) are Four Patches. The wonderful candystripe border; four patch and LeMoyne stars are all the same solid pink and blue fabrics. The arms of the outer stars are made from a nice selection of feedsack prints. The quilt measures 72" square. It is in excellent condition; nicely quilted with cable pattern in the border. Pennsylvania... Click for details

Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1930; Kentucky   $1,475  

This is an very densely pieced version of an Irish Chain Quilt. It was beautifully planned with printed fabrics in the middle of each band and solids on either side. The use of the same piecing throughout the border is an especially nice touch. The off blocks are also pieced, done in strips. This came from the same household as the Elizabeth Beard applique quilt,item # 1182073 and may have been made by Beard as well but does not have the label. Both have ivory colored fields and were made in the... Click for details
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1930; Kentucky
Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $875

This Morning Glories quilt combines two traditional patterns that are rarely, if ever, seen together. The geometric Monkey Wrench is an unusual, but effective, matching with the floral pattern. The entire piece is light and airy with lovely quilting and a graceful scalloped border. Measurements are 80" x 92" to outer edges of scallops. Made by Marie Kritcher in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the 1930's for her son Larry. Perhaps that explains the choice of the Monkey Wrench pattern.

Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930   $695  

Charming and cheerful Baskets of Flowers Quilt. The baskets are intricately made of of alternating peach and green triangles. Nicely quilted with patterns repeating the floral motifs of the applique. Excellent condition. Measures 58" x 74"; circa 1930.
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930
Rooster Quilt: Circa 1898; Pennsylvania origin
  Rooster Quilt: Circa 1898; Pennsylvania origin   Inquire for Price

This unique Rooster quilt is truly something to crow about. It is made entirely of 1 inch squares. The background is cotton; the rooster's body is primarily velvet with some wool. In addition to being quilted, the rooster's body is also tied which I believe is meant to give the effect of feathers. The forty five star flag dates the quilt to the time period between 1896 and 1908. The light squares toward the bottom look like letters and possibly a number but I am not clearly able to decipher... Click for details

Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $2,250  

The small scale blocks of this Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt are particularly impressive given the huge size of the quilt. It measures 93" x 110", probably the largest 1930's quilt I have seen. Well crafted; pristine, unwashed condition. A variety of printed and solid fabrics are beautifully blended to make the solid pink stand out like streaks of lightning. The pink tone is slightly dustier in color than shows on my monitor.This beautiful quilt would fit amply on a king size bed.
Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
Velvet Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
  Velvet Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $875

Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

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