Catalogue: Quilts (510)


Lancaster County Amish Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1930   $14,500   

This Lancaster County Amish four patch in a nine patch quilt is brilliantly arranged.The maker used the same colors throughout but placed them so as to create the unusual overall X pattern. This might be a one of a kind. The solid color blocks and border are beautifully quilted with floral wreaths. The body of the quilt is in outstanding condition. There is some fraying to parts of the binding. Measurements are 72" x 78. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.      
  
Lancaster County Amish Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1930
Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900
  Black Eyed Susan/Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1900   $2,100

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern combining Black Eyed Susans with Barnraising is an original. The green has probably lightened with washing but the quilt remains vibrant and strong. The egg yolk yellow/ orange of the Barnraising perfectly continues the Black Eyed Susan theme. Measurements are 67" x 80". Probably Southern origin; circa 1900.

Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1860   $475  

This Delectable Mountains crib quilt is done in an unusual and clever way. Using the same blocks in alternating red and white and abutting them as she did, creates an entirely new image. It is well quilted with small squares in the white blocks and diagonal lines in the border. The red has softened from multiple washings in its 150 year lifetime but it remains a strong pattern. Measurements are 36 1/2" x 43".
Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1860
Evening Stars Crib Quilt
  Evening Stars Crib Quilt" Circa 1860; Pa.   $1,275

What initially appears to be a straight forward Evening Stars crib quilt actually forms an additional pattern. The consistent use of the same white with printed brown triangles forming the points of the stars also makes an Hourglass pattern surrounding a center diamond in a square. The rich brown fabrics blend well with the blue/green corner blocks. Quilted with circles in the small triangles and four lobed leaves in the off blocks. Measurements are 44 1/2" x 45 1/2". Lancaster County,... Click for details

Garden Maze Quilt with Evening Stars: Circa 1870   $1,485  

This indigo Garden Maze quilt is highlighted with an Evening Star in the center of each block. The two very geometric patterns, as well as their colors, blend well. Quilted with diagonal lines. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 84". New England origin; circa 1870.
Garden Maze Quilt with Evening Stars: Circa 1870
Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
  Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $1,285

Finely quilted Delectable Mountains crib quilt from the 1920's. The blue is more of a cornflower shade than may appear on the monitor. The Wild Goose Chase border is a clever way of continuing the triangle theme with a different, compatible pattern. Freshly laundered; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin.

String Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,675  

Bold String Stars (aka Spider Stars) quilt done in the fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The blue calico ground and double pink sashing and border scream Lancaster County. Solid colors used in the center of the stars highlight their octagonal shape. The dark solid colors are indigo, not black as they may appear. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. In the upper right corner is the name Bertha done in paint. Measurements are 77" x 80".
String Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Ca. 1890; W.Va.
  Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Ca. 1890; W.Va.   $355

Nine Patch doll quilt on a vibrant red print ground consisting of several different printed fabrics. It is machine quilted in a pattern of squares like the nine patches. There are three size groups of nine patches. Could this have been because they were leftover from other quilts or were they practice patches for a young girl? Measurements are 16 1/2" x 23 1/2". Parkersburg, West Virginia origin; circa 1890.

Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1850   Sold  

Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1850
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830
  Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830   $2,450

Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old button is sewn to the... Click for details

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