Catalogue: Quilts (528)


Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $695   

Sunbonnet Sue has a friend! Charming combination of Sue with her male counterpart, Overall Sam. Unwashed condition; done on very high quality cotton. Equally suited for a girl or boy. Measures 76" x 85". Leesport, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1930.      
  
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870   $3,750

This extraordinary quilt is so much more than a traditional Double Nine Patch pattern. Not only do the alternate blocks form an additional strong pattern; when seen from a distance, the viewer realizes that each Nine Patch block is set in a brown circle, all of which are gracefully connected. Excellent condition; measures 82" x 84". Well crafted. Likely an original patern. Circa 1870.

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,475  

Classic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in beautiful light wools. Has a great deal of whirling movement for which this pattern is known. Excellent condition; desirable piano key border on three sides. Measures 68" x 75". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695

Velvets make this Tumbling Blocks Pattern quilt even more alive than this pattern usually is. Wonderful diamond border makes a wonderful frame. Measures 38" x 80", probably made for a daybed. Great size to hang vertically in a stairwell or horizontally over a sofa or fireplace. Cotton sateen backing; both tied and quilted. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin.

Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695  

Bright and cheerful quilt of Pots of Flowers that I believe are meant to be poppies. Unexpected black accents give it a deco feel. It's especially effective next to the clear red of the border and flowers. Unwashed condition; circa 1930. Measures 77" x 102"; Pennsylvania origin.
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
  Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $1,600

This velvet Tumbling Blocks quilt is as lush and sensuous as a sable coat - but more politically correct. Rich, dense colors combined with the depth of the fabric make this an exceptional example of an always desirable pattern. Wonderfully three dimensional. Tied on the back which is cafe au lait colored cotton sateen that also forms the binding. Albany, New York origin. Measures 67" x 78"; circa 1880.

Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   Sold  

Delicate Floral Wreaths quilt, done on an unusually small scale. The color palette initially gives the impression of this being a quilt from the 1920's. Closer inspection of the fabrics indicates it is actually from the late 19th century. Very well quilted with a variety of patterns. The centers of the wreaths quilted in the off blocks are filled with different floral patterns. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 73" x 76"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $3,200

This is an extraordinary, bold and original interpretation of a Honeycomb, or Hexagon pattern quilt. Graceful wreaths and vining borders are brilliantly offset against the dominant central pattern. Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar when I last owned it: I have recently re-purchased it from a collection. Very well pieced and appliqued. Finely cross hatch quilted. Unwashed condition; several area of light discoloration are visible in thumbnail photos. Could be washed and removed, but I... Click for details

Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975  

This Four Baskets pattern was immortalized some twenty years ago when it was used as a United States postage stamp. The placement of color in this example makes it even more interesting than most. The use of two colors gives both the original block of two red (it "reads" pink but the material is actually a soft brick color with a white print) and two green baskets. One can see equally prominently a block of four red and four green baskets. Finally, there are diagonal crisscrosses of the two... Click for details
Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania
  Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Turkey Tracks combined with an unusual appliqued pattern. The alternating blocks are an excellent combination of curvilinear and angular shapes. Included in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project. Professionally laundered; measures 82" x 86"; circa 1870.

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