Catalogue: Quilts (504)


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
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  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.

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
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's
  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.

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.
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
Elongated Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870's
  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

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.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
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.

Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725  

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1450.00

Wonderful version of a Carpenter's Wheel quilt with an unusual combination of a hard edge pattern with soft details. Between the very geometric blocks are white appliqued flower-like shapes. The ice cream cone border frames all with a nice combination of curved and hard edges. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". New York State origin; extensive family history available.

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