Catalogue: Quilts (509)

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

Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut   Sold  

It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.
Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut
Starbursts Quilt  Circa 1850 Pennsylvania
  Starbursts Quilt Circa 1850 Pennsylvania   $5,900

Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.

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