Catalogue: Quilts (520)


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.      
  
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts
  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

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.
Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri
  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".

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.

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