Catalogue: Quilts: Doll (30)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $485   

This Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin doll quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. The concept of a central Blade with a piano key border could not be better. Pink strips are regularly placed in the corners and middle so it seems that the maker was intentional in her choices. Execution, though, is a little wonky which actually adds a lot of charm. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 18 1/4" x 19 1/4". Excellent condition; made circa 1880's in Pennsylvania.      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Center Medallion Doll Quilt;Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
  Center Medallion Doll Quilt;Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This Center Medallion or One Patch Doll Quilt begins with fabrics from the 1830's in the center. It works its way to the 1880's in the border and outer frames. The fabrics are all in excellent condition. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 16 3/4" x 18 3/4". Pennsylvania origin.

Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Ca. 1890; W.Va.   $355  

Nine Patch doll quilt on a vibrant red print ground consisting of several different printed fabrics. It is machine quilted in a pattern of squares like the nine patches. There are three size groups of nine patches. Could this have been because they were leftover from other quilts or were they practice patches for a young girl? Measurements are 16 1/2" x 23 1/2". Parkersburg, West Virginia origin; circa 1890.
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Ca. 1890; W.Va.
Diamonds Crib Quilt: Ca. 1850
  Diamonds Crib Quilt: Ca. 1850   $1,095

Light and dark colors beautifully highlight the diagonal diamond pattern of this early crib quilt. It is made of beautiful printed fabrics on both front and back. Probably New England origin; made circa 1850. Measurements are 27" x 30"; excellent condition.

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
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $285

Diamond in squares doll quilt (aka economy patch) with both funkiness and great attention to detail. The border around the diamonds in squares alternates between the green calico and brown printed fabrics. Surely this is an indication of the care with which the maker created this small quilt. At the same time, the backing consists of a central calico bar set at an angle between two sections of brown wool. Intentional or careless? Who knows? It is nicely hand quilted. Wool and cotton fabrics.... Click for details

Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $385  

This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.
Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890
  One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890   $215

This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There is a hole in one... Click for details

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Md.   $485  

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul doll quilt that is both quilted and tied. Both the colors and pattern itself give this a terrific positive/negative effect. Pink is cotton and the black is velvet. Excellent condition. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 11 1/2" x 15 1/4". Maryland origin; circa 1920.
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Md.
One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1940
  One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1940   $185

This is one of the smallest doll quilts I've seen. It was most likely made for use in a doll house. It measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"; done all of cotton ginghams. The colors are well place to give this little gem a nice abstract quality in addition to the One Patch pattern. Excellent condition. Machine quilted around the edge; circa 1940.

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