Catalogue: Quilts (528)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $725.00   

It is easy to see how this quilt pattern got the name Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) for it truly conveys a whirling motion. The change of color to yellow in the four corners gives it an interesting turn. The outer border is a dark green calico not black as it may appear on some monitors. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The back is a pieced Bars pattern, often seen in quilts of southeastern Pennsylvania. This quilt is from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; made in the... Click for details      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
  Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio   $875

Unlike the usual overall Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern, this one separates the blocks into clusters. This variation creates six point stars in the white open spaces. The use of solid color fabrics make the three dimensional pattern especially effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 80"; Ohio origin. Made circa 1920's.

Fleur de Lis Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $725  

This Fleur de lis pattern is exquisitely quilted. The ivory blocks have an unusual, four lobe oval design. The quilt is made entirely of a blue printed fabric from the very early 20th century. The quilt is in unwashed condition. Some prefer it that way but a wash would make the fine stitching even more prominent. Measurements are 70" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
Fleur de Lis Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Hawaiian Applique Quilt: Circa 1930's
  Hawaiian Applique Quilt: Circa 1930's   $5,850

Hawaiian quilt are sought by collectors for their beauty and rarity. They are traditionally made of a single applique pattern that fills the entire top. The method by which it is created is the same as paper cutting or scherenschnitte, popular with Pennsylvania Germans. The motif usually reflects local flowers and/or vegetation. They are stitched with echo or contour quilting that follows the applique pattern. This fine example is done in a stunning shade of blue. It has been professionally... Click for details

Reversible Flag/Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1890's   $1,975  

This double sided quilt has two patterns that are completely different. One side has a creative version of an American flag with 44 stars. For the most part, they are placed in even rows but one is squeezed on an edge and another placed by itself on one of the red stripes. It's a mystery as to why it was placed outside the canton. The American flag had 44 stars for five years beginning July 4, 1891. The forty fourth star was included for the admission of Wyoming into the Union on July 4, 1890.... Click for details
Reversible Flag/Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1890's
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border: Circa 1880
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border: Circa 1880   $1,950

LeMoyne Stars are surrounded by more open stars in this wonderful tribute to red, white and blue. The patriotic themed quilt beautifully combines red LeMoyne Stars and border with deep indigo open stars. Within the open stars are others combining the two colors for the perfect integration. The reds are all solid color and the indigo is done with a variety of well blended prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is quilted with double rows of diagonal lines. Measurements are 80" x 88";... Click for details

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Ohio   $725  

This Grandmother's Flower Garden is an especially fine example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. It is made with small pieces that are perfectly color coordinated. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 76" x 88", large enough for a queen size bed which is unusual for a quilt of this era. It was made by the same person as the Double Wedding ring item #1378425. Ohio origin; circa 1930's.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Ohio
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900
  Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,575

This Baskets of Flowers quilt could not be more bold and straightforward. It is well pieced; appliqued and quilted. Using the same colors for the details of the Baskets as well as the flowers pulls it all together. At first glance, it appears that the red and green flowers on the left of each basket are done with reverse applique. Closer examination, though, shows that the green was actually stitched on top of the red. The piece is very well quilted with a wreath in each off block and cable... Click for details

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $575  

This Nine Patch crib quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. It is a basic pattern made with an unusual color palette. The consistently white centers surrounded by irregular placement of calico gives it a nice, irregular twinkle. Measurements are 31 1/2" x 38 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Slight fraying to the binding in some places but no other condition issues. The backing is cotton muslin.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Baskets Quilt with Stuffed Applique: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Baskets Quilt with Stuffed Applique: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $2,200

This wonderfully fine and folky Baskets quilt has a different applique emerging from each basket. Most are stuffed or padded applique. No two are repeated. They are an imaginative combination of fruits and flowers. It is well quilted with a wreath in each off block and chevrons in the border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 76".

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