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One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.   Sold   

Several features elevate this One Patch Quilt pattern far beyond the basic pattern that it is. Subtle variation in the use of printed red fabrics add an effective shading. Abutting the blocks gives a nice positive/negative effect and finally, the strong zig zag border frames it all beautifully. The quilt is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. The white blocks alternate two different leaf patterns. Measurements are 68" x 72"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.      
  
One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.
Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
  Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,675

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt in which the Tumbling Blocks pattern is set in Bars, is a unique pattern. The maker of this quilt certainly had a distinctive eye in that her choice of fabrics is also out of the ordinary.The Tumbling Blocks effect works equally well when the quilt is viewed both vertically and horizontally. It is in excellent condition and truly one of a kind. Measurements are 77" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,775  

This concentric frames quilt is made entirely with 2 1/2" squares set end to end to create bands of color. Only the center uses alternating colors to create a nine patch block. The colors are very rich with just the right amount of punch from the orange band. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,485

This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" x... Click for details

Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830   $2,600  

The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.
Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania   $2,950

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of a wonderful grouping of early 19th century fabrics. It is quilted with double clamshell quilting in the body and an unusual design of concentric arcs in the wide glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Some might want it laundered to even out the white background. This can be done but since others would prefer the unwashed feel, I have decided to leave it to the purchaser. A note is sewn to a corner that reads "Barbara Krair's (sic)... Click for details

Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,800  

This Sawtooth pattern quilt (aka Indian Meadow) is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1870's. The fabrics are beautiful with an unusual soft pink print in the off triangles. It is well quilted with clamshell patterns in the printed triangles; diagonal lines in the pink triangles and a basketweave pattern throughout the border. A sawtooth inner border surrounds the blocks on three sides. On the fourth, the block itself provides the triangle edge. Measurements are 75" x 88".
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Unique Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Unique Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,950

This Four Patch quilt is certainly one of a kind. The overall pattern is something of a square within a diamond but it has a completely different appearance as it is filled with Four Patch patterns on point and on square. Nicely quilted with patterns of diamonds. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. York County, Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 78" x 82".

Single Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Missouri   $725  

It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
Single Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Missouri
Four Patch in Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870: Pa.
  Four Patch in Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870: Pa.   $1,750

It is fascinating how a quarter turn can make a regular pattern into such an unusual one. Turning the squares on point gives an entirely new life to this Four Patch in Diamond quilt. Rather than just setting the Four Patches on point as most makers would have, this quilter set the overall block on the diamond for an unusual effect. Quilted throughout with a pattern of arcs that are a nice counterpoint to the geometric pieced pattern. It is made with a lovely selection of 19th century fabrics.... Click for details

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