Catalogue: Quilts (504)


Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880   $535   

This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
Ruby McKim
  Ruby McKim "Honeymoon Cottage" quilt: Circa 1935:Pennsylvania   $875

This charming House quilt is a pattern designed by Ruby Short McKim in 1935. She sold fabric as well as instructions for blocks to make either a quilt or a pillow or stool top. This example has a combination of solid and gingham fabrics, most likely sold by McKim, that make a soft yet lively composition. It is in unwashed condition. There is one spot about the size of a dime near the bottom binding but no other condition apologies. It is quilted with cable patterning throughout the sashing and... Click for details

Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1900: Pennsylvania   $825  

This Pot of Tulips quilt has an unusual quality that makes for something of an abstract pattern. The combination of color; the shapes between the pots as well as the placement of the floral designs make one step back for a moment to realize that the primary pattern is actually the Pots of Tulips. The quilt measures 78 inches square. It is freshly laundered and in pristine condition. Made circa 1900; Pennsylvania origin.
Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1900: Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,450

This precisely made New York Beauty quilt is a fine example of a desirable and difficult to execute pattern. It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. The quilt measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.

Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire   $425  

This Thousand Pyramids doll quilt is also a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. It has 104 full size different triangle blocks as well as 16 partial triangles creating the border. Fabrics are from the 1870's and 1880's. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 1/2" x 14 1/4"; New Hampshire origin.
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire
Lavender Geometric Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Lavender Geometric Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $825

This geometric quilt appears to be an original pattern. It is well pieced and finely quilted with feather patterning throughout. The double sawtooth border makes a wonderful frame and is another indication of the meticulous care taken by the maker. Measurements are 72" x 82"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion   Sold  

This patriotic quilt with a central medallion of a stuffed applique eagle is surely one of a kind. It was most likely made to celebrate the Centennial. The quilt is an exceptional combination of both bold and delicate patterns. The wreaths surrounding the eagle are filled with butterflies, a tiny basket, hearts, birds and flowers. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 85 inches x 90 inches.
Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $875

Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,400  

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made of a beautiful assortment of printed fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1850's. The quilt is light and airy with each off block quilted with an 8 petal flower. The fabrics are strong and in excellent condition. There is one area of scattered brown staining on the border and going into two of the adjoining blocks. It is shown in the last thumbnail photo. The quilt is a delight for early fabric lovers as few of the fabrics are... Click for details
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880   $635

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around. The backing is a Bars pattern with the same brown print as... Click for details

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