Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania   $595   

Irish Chain is one of the most consistently popular quilt patterns. This example is made with an interesting indigo print of five point stars and small red circles. It's a material I have not seen previously. The off blocks are quilted with wreaths. The corner blocks are interesting in that they are variations of a Four Patch but not all the same. Whether or not this was intentional is difficult to know. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68 inches square. An embroidered... Click for details      
  
Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania
Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $575

Soft colors make this Six Point Stars quilt perfect for sweet dreams. The stars are a combination of solid and printed fabrics set in hexagons. The background is a very light shade of lavender that makes the hexagonal blocks "pop". It is well quilted with four lobed pinwheels. The backing is also lavender making for a totally reversible quilt. Two opposing ends have scalloped edges. The quilt measures 75" to the widest part of the scallops x 93". Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930   $975  

More than most patterns, New York Beauty has been made in the full range of detail from the very finest to the most crude. This falls somewhere in the middle. The overall effect of this is extremely dramatic, largely because of the unusual color combination. In addition, the sunbursts in the centers and placement of the pattern on a diagonal add to the strong effect. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are several inconsequential scuff marks that some might want removed but I... Click for details
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930
Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $2,400

This single Log Cabin crib quilt could not be more dramatic. The diminishing size of the logs as they go toward the center focuses the eye and gives a lot of depth. Repetition of the solid colors used in the border and the interior adds to the cohesion of the design. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 39" x 41". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Pinwheel Stars Quilt" Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $875  

Both the colors and pattern make this Pinwheel Stars quilt especially crisp and fresh. The floral quilting patterns are a nice juxtaposition to the geometry of the pieced pattern. It is in excellent unused condition. Made with high quality cotton. Measurements are 82" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Pinwheel Stars Quilt
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
  Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.

Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870   $395  

This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is unusually fancy as it is made entirely of silk. The fabrics were most likely dress materials from the 1860's - 70's. The maker cleverly used the same triangles for the border as the body of the quilt. Placing them at right angles, though, gives them a very different appearance. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 12 1/2" x 17 3/4".New Hampshire origin; circa 1870.
Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870
Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $9,500

This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich. An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse. It is an entirely double sided quilt, stunning on... Click for details

Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920   $625  

This Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door is large for a doll quilt. It measures 18" x 22 1/2". Some would call this size a cradle quilt. Regardless of how one labels it, the quilt is charming. Each block is nicely scaled at 2 3/4" in diameter. It is hand quilted with postage stamp size squares in white thread. The binding is done by machine as is often the case with Amish quilts.The backing is the same blue fabric as used on the front. Condition is excellent. Ohio origin; circa 1920.
Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920
Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's   $3,600

This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing. The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning). She stated that... Click for details

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