Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,175.00   

Mill and Stars is a rarely seen pattern with a terrific positive/ negative design. Although it does not look so at first glance, it is actually made entirely of triangles. The use of solid colors makes the dramatic effect particularly striking. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is solid blue and white with a cluster of triangles that are in a more blue/gray tone. Measurements are 70" x 80". Made circa 1920.      
  
Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920
Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $985.00

The pattern; colors and fabrics make a striking and unusual String Stars quilt. It is made of richly colored velvets, some of which have patterning within them. Light colored embroidery around each block and star highlights that within. The quilt is a top and backing that have been heavily stitched together. While there is no distinct binding, it does appear to be finished as the edges have been sewn down. One could add a separate binding or turn the edge over to create one but neither is... Click for details

Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $835.00  

The red, white and blue color scheme gives this LeMoyne Stars a patriotic feel. Corner block stars repeating the small ones in the body of the quilt are a nice touch. Triple borders frame the stars well. It is quilted with cable patterns throughout. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; made 1930's.
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $825.00

Snail's Trail is the perfect name for this curlicue design. The more one looks at it, the more one sees the strong positive/ negative effect. The quilt is a beautiful soft shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns that include circles; diamonds and teardrop shaped elements. Measurements are 82" x 90", large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1920.

Wheel of Fortune Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $895.00  

This unusual octagon stars quilt goes by the name of Wheel of Fortune. Puss in the Corner blocks are set between the main blocks, all of which are done in a beautiful, soft shade of medium blue. The octagons are quilted with designs of circular wreaths filled with small squares. The border and sashing are done with double rows of straight lines. A thin blue edging nicely outlines the entire pattern. The quilt measures 68 inches square. It has been professionally laundered and is in spotless... Click for details
Wheel of Fortune Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,975.00

This Basket of Flowers quilt is one of the finest examples I have seen of a 20th century quilt. To say that the quilting is masterful is an understatement. The minuscule stitches are 18 to the inch. The feathered design throughout the border as well as around the full flowers appears to be trapunto but on close examination one can see that it is not. The interior field is quilted with a small diamond pattern and triple rows of parallel straight lines outside the field. Double rows of quilting... Click for details

Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,425.00  

For reasons unknown to me, this variation of a Baskets quilt pattern is known as Cake Stand. The triangles make for a more complex design than many Basket quilts are. This example is very well pieced and quilted. The white off blocks are filled with wreaths and elaborate feathering in the border. It is done in a wonderfully soft shade of blue that has just a hint of gray. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in sparkling condition. Measurements are 79" square; made circa 1920.
Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $875.00

This Pineapple Log Cabin (aka Windmill Blades) Log Cabin quilt is done in an unusual combination of silk and probably some rayons. They are dress and men's tie fabrics from the 1920's and 30's. The darks and lights are well placed to emphasize the whirling pattern. Each piece is outlined with embroidery in a variety of colors.The wide borders are the same cotton fabric as used for the Bars pattern backing. The two opposing ends alternate fabrics. The quilt can be used equally well on the back... Click for details

Mountain Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $875.00  

This softly toned Iris quilt is Mountain Mist pattern R that was copyrighted in 1930. This example is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a very light smudge near the bottom which one can find only with close examination. The choice of pastel colors works beautifully together. It's interesting that the light blue flowers are of the same shade while all of the others are done with two colors. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. Measurements are 76" x 88'. Pennsylvania origin; made ... Click for details
Mountain  Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,085.00

This Hexagon Stars quilt is a brilliant combination of Six Point Stars with appliqued flowers on stems. It is beautifully executed with the yellow hexagon centers of each star repeated by the yellow center of the flowers. The green leaves and stems delicately connect the stars. The powerful zigzag border works well with the geometry of the Star blocks. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; made circa... Click for details

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