Catalogue: Quilts (523)


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".

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.
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870
Center Medallion Doll Quilt;Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
  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.

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".
Pastel Shirting Bars Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.
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.

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