Catalogue: Quilts (477)


Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold   

This particular style of Sampler quilt on a diagonal is most often seen in Lancaster County done on a colored ground. The blocks alternate between between traditional and imaginative. Many are done with the finest of detail. It is interesting that about 2/3, but not all, of the blocks are outlined in pink calico. The block made up of diamonds has the inked name Lizzie Frelich stamped on one of the blocks. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a tiny bit of fraying on part of... Click for details      
  
Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880
Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky
  Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky   $3,200

This pattern goes by both the name Crown of Thorns and New York Beauty. It is a difficult pattern to execute with its many curves and points. The deep blue and brown color combination speak to its Southern origin. The quilt was made in Kentucky; circa 1880. As is often seen in Southern bedcovers, the quilting is done in both light and dark threads. Quilting patterns in the small quarter circles follow the arcs and are done with straight lines in the larger white areas. Condition is excellent.... Click for details

Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880   $3,200  

There is a Postage Stamp quilt pattern characteristic of the hamlet of Bowmansville, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. Many variations are known but essentially they share in common a central frame around which One Patches fill the surrounding area. This example has two outstanding features. One is the square in the center. Other examples with which I am familiar continue the One Patch theme to the center of the quilt. The second possibly unique feature of this quilt is the zigzag or streak of... Click for details
Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880
Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Circa 1920
  Lancaster County Amish Embroidered Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,475

Embroidered pinwheels of this type are usually seen decorating pillows; rarely are they an entire quilt pattern. This Lancaster County Amish example is very well planned out with diagonal rows of color. Background is men's wool suiting fabrics. Quilted in green thread with zigzag patterning throughout the border. Measures 75" x 78". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

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
Hexagon Stars with Applique: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,195

This Variable Stars pattern goes also by the name of Evening Stars. It is very well made with each block measuring less than 5 1/2 inches. The colors are well placed in diagonal lines creating a Straight Furrows design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is very nicely quilted with an undulating feather wreath in the outer white border and flower medallions in the white off blocks. Measurements are 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860   $2,800  

This unusual Album Quilt is beautifully planned; quilted and appliqued. The central Democrat Rose (aka Rose of Sharon) block is four times the size of the others making a great focal point. Two of the opposing corner blocks are very similar wreaths and the other two corners are repeated thistle-like blocks. Four of the remaining blocks are very finely worked variations of open wreaths. One is "fussy cut" and the others have exquisitely fine embroidery. The quilting is at least as well done as... Click for details
Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $325

This Economy Patch doll quilt is an interesting combination of crude and sophisticated. The white diamonds really pop out against the printed fabrics surrounding them. The paisley border fabrics are certainly an elegant choice with smaller segments of the print used for rectangular corner blocks. The maker seems to have used the fabrics she had on hand and did her best to create a design well scaled to the 16" x 19 1/2" size of the quilt. Condition is very good; it has been professionally... Click for details

Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875  

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Crescent Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,075

This unusual star variation goes by several names, most often Crescent Star or Star of the West. It is done in a beautiful shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of curvilinear designs. The border is a creative continuation of the primary pattern.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1920.

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