Catalogue: Quilts (531)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,085   

The unique centers make this well crafted Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) quilt an especially fine example. The center of each light block is a square, outlined in red, that is appliqued to the quilt. The entire quilt is made of a terrific group of light and dark printed fabrics that are consistently placed to create the whirling motion one associates with this Windmill pattern. Half blocks are used on all four sides to create a nice frame. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed... Click for details      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This Birds in the Air quilt virtually screams of its Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. The yellow background is a color most often associated with that area. The quilt is in excellent condition with the exception of brown spots in four triangles clustered in one area.They are visible in the first thumbnail photo. Sewn to the back is a label saying that the maker was Dillie Houser Miller from Lebanon County. She was most likely Adeline Houser Miller (1850-1918), from Schaefferstown. The... Click for details

Joseph's Coat Variation Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,435  

This unusual version of a Joseph's Coat quilt pattern has an especially "painterly" quality. Traditionally, one group of the seven colors makes up the entire quilt. This scaled down rendition may be unique. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1880. The red blocks are quilted with one inch squares. Quilting in the primary blocks follows the outlines of the stripes. Measurements are 72 inches square. There is slight fading to one corner of the backing but the front is in flawless condition.
Joseph's Coat Variation Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1,425

Polka dot sashing makes this LeMoyne Stars quilt especially lively and vibrant. The primary and secondary stars are made with a beautiful variety of printed fabrics. The double diamond border repeats the shape of the arms of the stars but placement makes them look completely different. The binding is made of the same polka dot fabric as the gating. The quilt measures 75" x 85"; excellent condition; New York State origin; circa 1870.

Indigo and White Geometric Pattern Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,095  

To the best of my knowledge, this geometric indigo and white quilt is an original pattern. When deconstructed, one can see that it consists of Four Patch blocks around an Hourglass. When combined, though, one finds a completely different visual pattern. It is quilted with straight lines and diamonds. Condition is excellent. The small stars in the indigo print are often associated with the time of the Centennial. Measurements are 76" x 78";Pennsylvania origin.
Indigo and White Geometric Pattern Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,475

This Elongated Stars quilt is an unusual combination with the Hourglass off blocks. Both are strong patterns that work well together. It is quilted throughout with clamshell patterns. The border is an especially unusual fabric that has a Native American feel. The quilt is made of two white fabrics. The difference one sees in color is not dirt but rather the slight variations in materials. It would probably even out with a wash but I did not feel it was totally necessary. The quilt is from the... Click for details

Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

This charm quilt ( no fabric is repeated) is both a Tumbling Blocks and a Six Point Stars pattern. The fabrics are especially nice including two pieces of early chintz and a bird in the center. It is in crisp, unwashed condition. Measurements are 64" x 71". East Petersburg (Lancaster County); Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania   $4,950

To say that the fabrics in this Variable Stars quilt (aka Ohio Stars) are stunning is an understatement. It is a beautiful combination of pinks and indigos that blend perfectly. The chintz border is cleverly placed to give the effect of an undulating ribbon.The backing is a plain cotton. Quilting is basic - it is all about the pattern and fabrics. Measurements are 95" x 100". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1820's; excellent condition. Colors are deeper and more rich than appear... Click for details

Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

The Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful variety of printed wool challis fabrics. The palette is unusual in that it has soft tones with a predominance of green. The backing is a beautiful brown glazed cotton. The quilt is unusually large for the time period in which it was made. It is 90" x 105", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
  Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $345

This four block doll quilt most closely resembles the pattern known as Windblown Square. Although it was named that by Ruby McKim in 1930, this version was made some 50 years earlier. It has also been called Whirlpool and Windblown Star. This doll quilt measures 14 inches square. The border is quilted with diamonds. The same red used on the front makes up the entire backing. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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