Catalogue: Quilts (511)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,175   

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared... Click for details      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $2,975

This lovely Irish Chain crib quilt is framed with the ultimate border. The stepped, curved applique creates a terrific positive/negative image. It is nicely quilted with an echo pattern in the white part of the border and a waffle pattern throughout the quilt. The squares of the Chain measure just 3/4" to a side. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Very close examination reveals three tiny, tiny darned spots on the border but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 28 1/2" x... Click for details

Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland   $14,000  

This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt. The quilt has the... Click for details
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $595

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1920's. It is nicely quilted with a waffle pattern and chevrons in the border. The quilt is well scaled with each block measuring 3 inches in diameter. It is an ideal shade of soft medium blue that is a little more gray than shows on my monitor. Measurements are 36" x 54"; Pennsylvania origin.

Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts   $3,800  

It's safe to say that this folky sampler or album crib quilt is a one of a kind. The blocks are appliqued; ruched and embroidered. Many are floral motifs but it also includes an American flag; eagle; stars and moon as well as two not quite determined animals. It's interesting that even though there is a range of detail and skill, it all appears to have been done by the same hand. The front is a wool ground with primarily wool applique and embroidery that seems to be late 19th century. The... Click for details
Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts
Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $695

This Tumbling Blocks quilt is made more special by the fact that it is a charm quilt - that is, no fabric is repeated. Many look similar, particularly the double pinks, but upon close examination it is evident that each is different. It is in very good condition. There is one block with slight wear visible in last thumbnail photo but no other condition apologies. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 76" square.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri   $2,850  

This Cockscomb and Currants (aka Grapes and Oak Leaf) applique quilt is done with very fine stitching. The quilting depicts patterns of ferns and a variety of leaves. The applique border beautifully repeats the arms of the primary blocks to create a graceful frame. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is believed to have been made by Miss Effie Kinder in Jackson, Missouri; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 96".
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri
Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,400

This beautifully crafted quilt combines two traditional patterns that I have never seen abutting one another. The red and white blocks are Fox and Geese (aka Double X or Crosses and Losses). Placing them next to the Pinwheels of such different colors makes for two equally dominant patterns that play well off each other. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It has beautiful quilting that includes a graceful feather throughout the border. Measurements are 90"... Click for details

Patriotic American Flag Quilt Titled "Stars and Stripes Forever"   Inquire for Price  

This fabulous 48 star Patriotic quilt has the embroidered title "Stars and Stripes Forever." The stripes of the flag are created in an unusual way. Rather than using horizontal strips, the maker made her work much more difficult by using short diagonal strips. It gives something of the effect of the flag waving in the breeze.The indigo border, rarely seen in patriotic quilts, beautifully sets off the flag. In the upper right hand corner are appliqued and embroidered images of Betsy Ross;... Click for details
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Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   Sold

This Fence Rail Log Cabin quilt has an equally dominant secondary pattern. The use of color provides a diagonal design of Straight Furrows as well. The small-scale of the blocks makes for very intense patterning. Each block is about two inches to a side. The front of the quilt is primarily wool with an occasional strip of satin. The backing is cotton flannel. Adams County, Pennsylvania origin, circa late 1880s. Excellent condition.

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