Catalogue: Quilts (514)


Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $675   

This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade. Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color. The Pinwheel... Click for details      
  
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,085  

New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that never ceases to amaze for its many variations. The colors on this example are especially warm and rich. The Nine Patch (actually Puss in the Corner) intersections are a touch I have not seen. The colors have softened a bit but remain strong and vibrant. Quilting is done with circles around the main blocks and diamonds within the centers. Measurements are 72" x 74. There are some spots of color loss on the back but the front is without issues. The backing... Click for details
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880
Baskets Crib Quilt with Embroidered Flowers: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Baskets Crib Quilt with Embroidered Flowers: Circa 1930; Pa.   $595

It's difficult to imagine a more charming crib quilt than this wonderful Baskets. Each is made of a different printed fabric (many are feedsacks) with a different type of embroidered flowers in each. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 31" X 37". It is nicely quilted with diamonds in both border. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.   $2,800  

Group of 33 stunning broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt blocks. Fourteen of them are signed and and several are dated. Three of the blocks are dated 1842 but it is odd that another is dated 1852 and a third is 1860. They look as though they were made at the same time so the 18 year gap is difficult to understand. The blocks look to be made by the same person as all are finely appliqued with the tiniest of stitches. The blocks are approximately 13 inches square with several a bit smaller.... Click for details
Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.
Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,075

This unusual star variation goes by several names, most often Crescent Star or Star of the West. It is done in a beautiful shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of curvilinear designs. The border is a creative continuation of the primary pattern.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1920.

Lady of the Lake Variation Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

This striking indigo and white quilt comes closest to the Lady of the Lake pattern but is actually more complex. The off blocks alternate between being filled with Hourglass and Four Patch patterns. The quilt is made with a variety of deep indigo prints. The largest pieces all have polka dots. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Lady of the Lake Variation Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075

Touching Stars quilt in soft shades of brown and tan printed fabrics. It has an applique border on two opposing sides with flowers in the shape of hearts. It is nicely quilted with wreaths filled with compass - like figures. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950  

Nicely pieced and quilted Rising Suns (aka Sunflower) quilt. The tips of the Suns are just one inch apart giving a nice intensity to the pattern. It is quilted throughout with small squares. The quilt measures 72" x 82". It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Evening Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1890;Pennsylvania
  Evening Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1890;Pennsylvania   $215

This bold Evening Star doll quilt is well planned with the same red fabric used for the center and corners creating a Nine Patch. The same fabric is used for the binding which frames the piece well. Condition is very good. There is a very tiny snag in the center block and a dark smudge on the back that does not show through to the front. Measurements are 12" x 14". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1890.

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