Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,775   

This concentric frames quilt is made entirely with 2 1/2" squares set end to end to create bands of color. Only the center uses alternating colors to create a nine patch block. The colors are very rich with just the right amount of punch from the orange band. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,485

This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" x... Click for details

Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830   $2,600  

The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.
Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania   $2,950

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of a wonderful grouping of early 19th century fabrics. It is quilted with double clamshell quilting in the body and an unusual design of concentric arcs in the wide glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Some might want it laundered to even out the white background. This can be done but since others would prefer the unwashed feel, I have decided to leave it to the purchaser. A note is sewn to a corner that reads "Barbara Krair's (sic)... Click for details

Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,800  

This Sawtooth pattern quilt (aka Indian Meadow) is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1870's. The fabrics are beautiful with an unusual soft pink print in the off triangles. It is well quilted with clamshell patterns in the printed triangles; diagonal lines in the pink triangles and a basketweave pattern throughout the border. A sawtooth inner border surrounds the blocks on three sides. On the fourth, the block itself provides the triangle edge. Measurements are 75" x 88".
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Unique Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Unique Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,950

This Four Patch quilt is certainly one of a kind. The overall pattern is something of a square within a diamond but it has a completely different appearance as it is filled with Four Patch patterns on point and on square. Nicely quilted with patterns of diamonds. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. York County, Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 78" x 82".

Single Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Missouri   $725  

It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
Single Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Missouri
Four Patch in Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870: Pa.
  Four Patch in Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870: Pa.   $1,750

It is fascinating how a quarter turn can make a regular pattern into such an unusual one. Turning the squares on point gives an entirely new life to this Four Patch in Diamond quilt. Rather than just setting the Four Patches on point as most makers would have, this quilter set the overall block on the diamond for an unusual effect. Quilted throughout with a pattern of arcs that are a nice counterpoint to the geometric pieced pattern. It is made with a lovely selection of 19th century fabrics.... Click for details

Starburst Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,800  

This pulsating starburst quilt is all the more amazing because it is what is known as a "Charm Quilt," which means no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but when closely examined, it is evident that they are not the same. The maker chose a wonderful group of fabrics including several dogs; birds and cats as well as George Washington. Several show apples but when different parts of the same print are used, makers seem to consider them eligible to be charms. Made in Pennsylvania a the time of... Click for details
Starburst Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $895

This triangles quilt pattern most closely resembles Birds in the Air but technically is a bit different. Both fabrics are tiny prints that blend well together. The backing is a complimentary small print. It is very well pieced and in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Measurements are 78" x 85".

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