Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (126)


Gingerbread Man Quilt with Animals: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695   

What young girl wouldn't have sweet dreams sleeping under this charming quilt? The center is what I believe to be a gingerbread man surrounded by a puppy, chicks, an elephant, a kitten and some indeterminate animals. All have embroidered faces. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns. The center is crosshatched with cables in two borders and flowers in the corners. The outer border is quilted with overlapping circles. There are two very tiny (smaller than a pea) spots next to the central... Click for details      
  
Gingerbread Man Quilt with Animals: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,300

This rendition of Birds in the Air is certainly an imaginative one. Each large triangle is filled with cotton crazy patches. It is finely made and in pristine, unwashed condition. The small irregular pieces look like a collage. The off blocks are a tiny indigo and white gingham check fabric. The indigo print backing and inner border are from the 1920's while all is is from the 19th century. Measurements are 68" x 74"; Pennsylvania origin.

Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.   $695  

This is a Bars quilt with soft, creamy solid color shirting fabrics. It is nicely framed with a triangle border that repeats the quilting pattern within the Bars.It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measurements are 70" x 84".
Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.
Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900
  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.

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
Gambler's Choice Quilt: Circa 1960
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
  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.

Six Point Stars Doll Quilt: Dated 1934; Delaware   $475  

Very finely made Six Point Stars doll quilt with an unusual feature. Both the border and backing are half blue print and half pink. Not sure whether it was for a boy or girl? Measurements are 18" x 20". Unwashed condition as perfect as the day it was made in 1934. Delaware origin.
Six Point Stars Doll Quilt: Dated 1934; Delaware
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.

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