Catalogue: Quilts (519)


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      
  
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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".

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".
Unique Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Single Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Missouri
  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.

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
Four Patch in Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870: Pa.
Starburst Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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".
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870
  Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870   $1,085

This beautiful jewel toned Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is made of satins giving it a rich luster. The placement of light and dark makes for a variety of patterns and lots of movement. The quilt consists of a top quilted to a cotton backing. It was not completed and does not have a binding but one could easily be added if desired. Measurements are 64" x 74": circa 1870's.

Center Medallion Doll Quilt;Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

This Center Medallion or One Patch Doll Quilt begins with fabrics from the 1830's in the center. It works its way to the 1880's in the border and outer frames. The fabrics are all in excellent condition. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 16 3/4" x 18 3/4". Pennsylvania origin.
Center Medallion Doll Quilt;Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.
  Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.   $695

This is a Bars quilt with soft, creamy solid color shirting fabrics. It is nicely framed with a triangle border that repeats the quilting pattern within the Bars.It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measurements are 70" x 84".

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