Catalogue: Quilts (536)


Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $650   

This Pinwheel Stars quilt is an interesting combination of hard and soft edges. The pieced pattern of stars is totally linear. It is softened, however, by the extremely graceful quilting patterns throughout. It is filled with very nicely stitched vines and leaves. The quilt is a beautiful shade of a slightly darkened cornflower blue. It has been freshly laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 88". Burkittsville, Maryland origin; circa 1920.      
  
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
Hawaiian Applique Summer Spread: Circa 1930
  Hawaiian Applique Summer Spread: Circa 1930   $550

This green and white Hawaiian applique was made as a summer spread. The green border is a finished edge. The central design surrounded by abstract fruit or flowers is typical of the type of work seen on Hawaiian quilts. The applique is sewn with very fine stitches. The center is reverse appliqued. The spread measures 86" x 92"; condition is excellent.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975  

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,875

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details

Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1850.00  

Finely made blocks are set on point to create a densely patterned Turkey Tracks quilt. Half blocks are used on the edges to form an interior border. The dogtooth outer border combines well with the triangles of the Turkey Tracks blocks. Quilted with cable patterns in the sashing and diagonal lines in the border. Measurements are 90" x 94". Made of two different red printed fabrics. Has one area of light toning but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1830's.
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,875

This Mariner's Compass quilt is exquisitely pieced and quilted. The points of the compasses are as sharp as one would hope. The body of the quilt is elaborately stitched with swirling feather patterns throughout. The border is quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 71" x 102". Probably made circa 1890 but possibly as late as 1910. The solid color fabrics are more difficult to date than prints.

Elongated Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870's   $725  

This elongated Melon Patch quilt might just as easily be called Robbing Peter to Pay Paul because of the positive/negative circle cutouts. It is made with a nice grouping of 1870's fabrics. The blocks are especially charming because of the way the maker pieced some of them with both matching and some dissimilar fabrics, both large and small. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The border is quilted with eight point stars within triangles. The body of the quilt is done with diagonal... Click for details
Elongated Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870's
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,850  

This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is brilliant in terms of both color and design. The solid red and black play perfectly against each other. The use of the tiny squares within squares is a clever counterpoint to the large scale of the logs. With close examination, it is evident that one of the small squares is missing. Some would consider this an intentional mistake but it is my belief that "to err is human". The polka dot back continues the red and black theme with a totally different... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,275

Multicolor LeMoyne Stars are set within a printed pink fabric creating a Garden Maze pattern. It is well quilted and in excellent condition. Overlapping circles are quilted in the border and diamonds in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 72" x 84". It is from upstate New York and comes with extensive family information. It is from the same family as the Baskets quilt listed as item # 1387800.

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