Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (114)


Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930   $785   

Charming and probably unique Thousand Pyramids quilt with embroidered scenes that include such unusual features as snow capped mountains; shrubbery; trees; flowers; houses; sunrises and clouds. Mint, unwashed condition. Graphic as well as unusual. Finely worked; circa 1930. Measures 68" x 76".      
  
Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930
Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $725

Soft and fresh streamlined Floral Wreath pattern quilt. Unusual to have a nine block applique pattern from the 1920's; they are typical of the 19th century. Well quilted; lovely colors. Newly laundered. Measures 81" square; Pennsylvania origin.

Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,400  

Cotton sateen Baskets quilt done in luscious shades of tropical fruits. Pristine, unwashed condition. Very well quilted. Fine fabrics and craftsmanship. Background is soft shade of seafoam green. Measures 76" x 95". York County, Pennsylvania Mennonite. Circa 1920.
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $695

Whether or not this was meant as a Baskets pattern is subject to opinion; whether or not it is wonderful design is not. Looks equally good when viewed from any direction. Strong diagonal design of the pieced patern is accentuated by quilting in diagonal lines. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Measures 72" x 86". Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin.

Amish Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,095  

Unusual center medallion arrangement of the Jacob's Ladder pattern. This Amish quilt is from Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The format of the quilt was most likely influenced by the center diamond and square patterns of the Lancaster County Amish. Wool fabrics; measures 72" x 82". Crude quilting but great graphics. Excellent condition; circa 1930.
Amish Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Shirting One Patch Diamond in Square Quilt: Ca. 1920
  Shirting One Patch Diamond in Square Quilt: Ca. 1920   $1,600

Subtle and sophisticated One Patch pattern quilt filling a Diamond in the Square. Pristine, unwashed condition. Superb selection and placement of shirting fabrics. Excellent craftsmanship. Central medallion in quilting surrounded by hearts. Difficult to imagine a better example of this type of quilt. Measures 75" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.

Rocky Road to Kansas with Embroidery: Circa 1920; Md.     

Funky, unusual version of Rocky Road to Kansas done in wools with embroidered hearts, animals and floral motifs. Measures 37" x 70", a wonderful size for hanging whether vertically or horizontally. Cotton stripe backing also used to create the binding. Circa 1920; Maryland origin.
Rocky Road to Kansas with Embroidery: Circa 1920; Md.
Postage Stamp Floral Medallion Quilt: Circa 1930; Iowa
  Postage Stamp Floral Medallion Quilt: Circa 1930; Iowa   $875

Central Floral Wreath pattern created solely with the use of one inch square blocks. Quilting repeats the postage stamp pattern with swirling flowers in corner blocks. May be an Anne Orr pattern. Slight fading to soft seafoam green background. From estate of Walter Heabel; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Measures 72" x 85 1/2"; circa 1930.

Alphabet Quilt: Dated 1930; Pennsylvania   $735  

Charming Alphabet Quilt with an appliqued image to illustrate each letter. Immaculate, unwashed condition. Muslin ground with pencil lines still showing for the quilting patterns. Signed Lewis (last name illegible) and dated 1930. Measures 74" x 97"; Pennsylvania origin.
Alphabet Quilt: Dated 1930; Pennsylvania
Reversible Beacon Blankets/ Log Cabin Quilt
  Reversible Beacon Blankets/ Log Cabin Quilt   $925

It's difficult to imagine two more unlikely patterns used on the same quilt. One side looks like a collage of Beacon blanket fabrics; the other is a traditional Light and Dark Log Cabin done primarily in wools with a few strips of Beacon material and a bit of silk. Both sides are equally striking and in excellent condition. Virginia origin; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1930.

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