Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885   $3,200.00   

Embroidered in the blocks of this unique crib quilt is the following message: Your childhood years, they will soon be over And your school days, then all will be... May health, wealth and happiness be your lot As long as your life shall last. Your Grandma has made this spread for your feet And decked it with colors all bright And when you are warmly tucked into your bed Then think of your Grandma - Good night. Harriet S. Smith, Aged 69 June 11th, 1885 Westford, Mass. Detail photos... Click for details      
  
Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885
Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.
  Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.   $1,085.00

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $4,600.00  

This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
  Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey   $1,475.00

This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.

Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880   $635.00  

This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail... Click for details
Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890   $695.00

Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675.00  

Unusual set up of Variable Stars quilt pattern arranged in strips alternating with plain Bars. Wonderful fabrics which date from the 1840's - 1860's. Pristine, unwashed condition. Interesting quilting pattern of thistles set at right angles to the long Bars. Measures 73" x 80". Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. A real gem for lovers of early fabrics.
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt on Square: Ca. 1880; Pa.
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt on Square: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $3,200.00

Richly colored Barnraising Log Cabin quilt on Square done in beautiful wool challis fabrics. Solids and prints are well placed to make the various frames especially prominent. Excellent condition; measures 78" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $5,850.00  

Exquisitely miniaturized Evening Stars Quilt in which each star block measures just 2 1/4" to a side. Beautifully planned to create diagonal lines of color. Each of the borders is quilted with a different pattern, beginning with hearts in the chocolate brown. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square. Oley, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675.00

While not technically a Jacob's Ladder pattern, this unusual quilt is closest to the pattern by that name. Elegantly quilted with wreaths in each of the off blocks. Nice variety of late 19th century indigo prints. Sawtooth border makes the perfect frame. Body of the quilt is in perfect condition; very slight fraying on the binding. Measures 70" x 72"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.

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