Catalogue: Quilts (515)


Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,850   

This Blazing Stars quilt combines perfectly with the Hourglass off blocks to create a very dynamic pattern. The stars are made with unusually small diamond shaped pieced that alternate the solid white with dark printed fabrics. The eye is drawn to the dark brown LeMoyne Star centers. The stars seem to pop off the deep indigo ground. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80 inches square. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin; made circa 1880.      
  
Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
  Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details

Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's   $2,600  

This most unusual Ohio Amish quilt might go by either the name Star of the East or North Star. In either case, the six point star presents a powerful image. It is especially dramatic done on a black ground with two shades of blue creating three dimensionality to the star. The quilt is in pristine condition. The black field is quilted with diagonal crosshatching, parallel lines and feathered wreaths. The royal blue inner border has oval leaves and fans in the outer border. Quilting with light... Click for details
Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's
Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $685.00

This Nine Patch quilt actually forms two additional patterns. Triangles in the corners of the off blocks create Octagons and the joining of the peach triangles on diagonals creates an Hourglass pattern as well. The quilt is a beautiful shade of peach, not often seen. It is nicely quilted with diamonds in the white octagons and diagonal lines in the triple border. Measurements are 80" x 90", workable on several size beds. Maryland origin; made circa 1920; excellent condition.

Patriotic Bunting Flag Quilt: Dated 1898   $485  

The unusual Patriotic quilt is made entirely of printed bunting. By its very nature, the fabric is light and gauzy. The quilt is tied on the back. It measures 62 inches square. On the back the printed label is visible indicating that the fabric was patented in 1898. It also says "Made expressly for...." but I cannot decipher the name of the maker company. Condition is good but nor perfect. There are some water marks along two edges but the interior is without problems. The water marks do not... Click for details
Patriotic Bunting Flag Quilt: Dated 1898
Barnraising Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675

This Barnraising Log Cabin crib quilt is the perfectly scaled down version of a pattern usually seen as a full size quilt. The crib measures 36 inches square with each block 5 inches in diameter. It is in unused, pristine condition with a beautiful variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The center of each block and the border are the same solid red. The border is quilted in dark thread with a cable pattern. Lancaster, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $195  

This reversible doll quilt has a One Patch pattern on both sides. The side with smaller squares has a triangle border on one end to indicate that it was meant for the head. There is some staining in one of the border triangles but no other condition mentionables. Each piece is outlined with pale yellow embroidery. The reverse side is made up of larger squares (approximately 2 1/2" to a side). The embroidery from the reverse is visible in a pattern of squares within the pieced blocks. Because of... Click for details
Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $735

Charming Pinwheels Crib Quilt done on a wonderful small scale. Each Pinwheel block measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter. The red Pinwheel blades really pop against the blue calico ground. The border is nicely quilted with a pattern of diamonds. The quilt has been washed in its lifetime and remains in very good condition. There is one small snag in the blue that is about the size of a pea but no other condition mentionables. The backing is a Bars pattern of the same red and blue fabrics used on the... Click for details

Hourglass Crib Quilt: Circa 1890   $395  

This Hourglass crib quilt can be seen as several different patterns. There is the diagonal design in which the indigo triangles make up the bow tie. Alternatively, the primary pattern can be seen as the indigo Four Patch with the light triangles making up the Hourglasses. The binding is the back turned over to the front. While every indication is that it has been this way for many years, it is odd that on one edge, pieces of each block seem to be cut off. This is visible in thumbnail... Click for details
Hourglass Crib Quilt: Circa 1890
Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950

Dramatic version of a Birds in the Air crib quilt done in a dark green calico. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Continued use of the triangles to create the sawtooth border was an excellent choice. The white triangles are quilted with squares and the border with double diagonal lines. Measurements are 31" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1880.

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