Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,975   

This is one of the most dramatic examples of a Swirling Pinwheel (aka Rising Sun or Wheel of Life) quilt that I have seen. The use of solid red and green punctuated by orange centers gives it real drama. The rows of diamonds around the Pinwheels add to the pulsating quality. LeMoyne Stars are another fine element. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are some slight irregularities in the green which is probably a home dyed fabric and somewhat fugitive. It is quilted with... Click for details      
  
Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880
Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania
  Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania   $1,400

After much searching, I have not found a comparable pattern to this. It is closest to those known as Wandering Foot; Burr and Thistle or The Swallow. Unlike them, this quilt has a square center while the others have centers with a curved or concave square. Regardless of the name, this quilt is well made. It is quilted with diamond patterns. Placing the blocks so that the tails abut one another creates an unexpected secondary pattern. The border is a luscious print that combines well with the... Click for details

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

This is an absolutely stunning Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in wool challis with a cotton backing. The solid red centers are great focal points for the whirling log cabin blocks. The use of printed fabrics alternating with the solid brown and black also add impact. The unusual border is made of triangles created from strips similar to those in the body of the quilt. It is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 80" x 94"; York County, Pennsylvania origin.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930
  Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930   $1,075

This is a beautiful PAIR of floral applique quilts from the 1930's. They are light, airy and graceful in design. Scalloped edges wonderfully continue the curved theme. Embroidered details add depth to the flowers.The quilts measure 74" x 84" to the outer edge of the scallops. They would fit either single or double beds. Condition is excellent; made circa 1930. Priced for the pair.

Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875  

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
  Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details

Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075  

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
  Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   Sold  

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
  Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details

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