Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (119)


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.      
  
Shirting One Patch Diamond in Square Quilt: Ca. 1920
Rocky Road to Kansas with Embroidery: Circa 1920; Md.
  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.

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.
Postage Stamp Floral Medallion Quilt: Circa 1930; Iowa
Alphabet Quilt: Dated 1930; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Reversible Beacon Blankets/ Log Cabin Quilt
Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $435

This Pots of Tulips quilt is an interesting contrast in that it is sophisticated in design while crude in execution. Sinuous stems are different in each block. Appliqued circles in each pot and atop the lavender flowers are wonderful abstract design. Partially appliqued by machine. Measures 69" x 82";Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $735  

Very bouncy Kansas Troubles (aka Sawtooth) pattern quilt that is done in solid colors giving it added spark. Additional small triangles at each intersection create Bowtie and Pinwheel patterns. Well quilted in two alternating designs. Freshly washed and spotless. Measures 72" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1910.
Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.   $875

Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern with two unusual features: the center of each log is divided on the diagonal adding intensity to the furrows; and the color scheme is out of the ordinary. The blacks and grays are not often seen in such predominance with the other colors chosen for this quilt. Unwashed condition; flawless with the exception of two small, old and well done patches on the border that are visible in the last thumbnail photo. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910. Measures 74" square.

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania   $975  

Who can imagine a Sunbonnet Sue quilt cuter than this with the girls chatting over the garden gate? To the best of my knowledge, this is an original rendition of a popular pattern. Excellent condition; well quilted. Dated 1932. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Measures 65" x 76".
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania
Sail Boats Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Sail Boats Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $725

Pristine, unwashed Sailboats quilt done in a lovely blend of soft tones arranged to form diagonal bands of color The pink fabric is chambray; some of the blue and green prints are polished cotton. Reverses to pink and white bars; equally usable on either side. Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 77" square.

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