Catalogue: Quilts (513)


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      
  
Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Patriotic American Flag Quilt Titled
  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

Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio   $2,250  

This Ohio Stars quilt also goes by the name of Variable Stars. It is exquisitely quilted. From a distance, it looks as though the quilted wreaths are trapunto but when one feels it, it is apparent that they are not actually stuffed. Measurements are 64" x 72"; excellent condition. Made circa 1870's; Ohio origin.
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio
Wool Pennants Quilt
  Wool Pennants Quilt   $2,400

This original piece of textile nostalgia is made of pennants from points of interest primarily in the eastern United States and several in Canada. In addition, pennants from Dartmouth; N.Y.U; Notre Dame and the Coast Guard are included. Perhaps they were collected during one's travels from Florida to Maine. Regardless of how they were assembled, they were put together to make a strong graphic statement in terms of color and design. Measures 53" x 108".

Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners. The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250

This densely pieced quilt can be considered either a Philadelphia Pavement or Irish Chain pattern. Gradations of color add wonderful depth to this fine quilt. Nine Patch corner blocks are further evidence of the maker's attention to detail It is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 77" x 80"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600  

This Victorian Courthouse Steps Log Cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of light and dark. The Fans pattern border is the perfect frame for the Log Cabin design. The quilt is mounted and stretched in a plexiglass frame measuring 60" x 62". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675

This Birds in the Air quilt is delicately made with small, well pieced triangles. The use of three different size triangles contributes to the effect of birds in flight. The quilt measures 66" x 79". It is well quilted with a diamonds pattern throughout. Condition is excellent; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695  

This classic Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful combination of light weight wools. The solid red and variety of blues are especially effective in creating the diagonal light and dark. Some of the small centers are made of more than one piece, giving a nice quirky touch. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are two tiny holes in one of the red logs but no other condition flaws. The backing is also a fine wool. Measurements are 70" square; Lancaster County,... Click for details
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This Lone Star is beautifully offset on a fire red background. The soft colors of the star contrast well with the very strong background. The brown used only for the center star makes a great focus. The body of the quilt is stitched with a pattern of diamonds and a cable in the border. The backing is a bars pattern in red and green calico. It is reversible to this side making for an entirely different quilt. Measurements are 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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