Catalogue: Quilts (511)


Alphabeth Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,985   

Alphabet quilts are a rare breed. When attempted, the maker often has difficulty getting the 26 letters to be placed symmetrically but the creator of this quilt found a good solution. She created star like blocks for the top and bottom corners making it all come out even. There is a quirky element, though, in that only the letter J has a period after it. What could that represent? This quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920's.... Click for details      
  
Alphabeth Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $3,400

This Feathered Stars quilt is exquisitely made in every way. It is tightly pieced with small triangles to the stars as well as the triple border. Placement of the stars creates wonderful positive/negative images with the off blocks. Floral medallions are quilted in the square off blocks. The diamond shaped blocks are quilted with a variety of floral; fylfot and heart patterns. The quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered since these photos were taken and the... Click for details

Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's   $7,600  

Early Mosaic Hexagons quilt with a central star. The star is made of 10 irregular pie shaped pieces. The entire rest of the quilt is made of hexagons. The background looks as though it is solid fabric but in fact, it is made of hexagons of the same material that abut one another. The quilt is made of a glorious combination of fabrics from the first quarter of the 19th century. Quite a few are glazed. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is a top tacked to a linen (?) backing. Measurements... Click for details
Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $495

This classic Nine Patch crib quilt was made with a well balanced group of fabrics. The top row of similar tones was probably made to indicate the end used for the head. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition.It was made circa 1880; York County, Pennsylvania. The backing is a Bars pattern. Measurements are 40" x 49".

Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State   $1,875  

This unusual Bars quilt is made of two printed fabrics. A paisley pattern is used for half of the Bars and the border. A second, very compatible print is used for the alternating Bars. Quilting throughout is with double rows of diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
  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.

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
Ruby McKim
Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1900: Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire
  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.

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