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.

Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $965.00  

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is one of the most three dimensional of quilt patterns. As is often the case, in addition to the cubes, one also sees 6 point stars. The use of solid colors in the middle makes the star especially prominent in this quilt. The pattern is made with a tremendous selection of fabrics from the 1870's and 80's, most of which are prints. The border and backing are "double blue" calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. The entire backing is made of this... Click for details
Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wheel of Fortune Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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

Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland   Sold  

This broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt is as grand as they come. Each block is a finely detailed floral motif, some including birds, with a cross stitched name in the tiniest of stitches. Several of the names include locations, most of which are Baltimore but also showing Alabama; New York; Pennsylvania and England. One can only speculate as to how the quilt found its way to a contributor across the pond. Dated blocks are from 1845. The surnames most often seen are Stewart; ... Click for details
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland
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

Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725.00  

This Ohio Stars antique quilt (aka Variable Stars) is as crisp as the day it was made more than 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. Lucky for us. The quilt is done on brick red ground with a nice variety of brown prints for the stars. Each block is 7 1/2 inches to a side. The quilt measures 66" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880..
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898
  Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898   $4,500.00

This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba. This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag. Several... 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

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