Catalogue: Quilts (477)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,475   

Classic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in beautiful light wools. Has a great deal of whirling movement for which this pattern is known. Excellent condition; desirable piano key border on three sides. Measures 68" x 75". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695

Bright and cheerful quilt of Pots of Flowers that I believe are meant to be poppies. Unexpected black accents give it a deco feel. It's especially effective next to the clear red of the border and flowers. Unwashed condition; circa 1930. Measures 77" x 102"; Pennsylvania origin.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $1,600  

This velvet Tumbling Blocks quilt is as lush and sensuous as a sable coat - but more politically correct. Rich, dense colors combined with the depth of the fabric make this an exceptional example of an always desirable pattern. Wonderfully three dimensional. Tied on the back which is cafe au lait colored cotton sateen that also forms the binding. Albany, New York origin. Measures 67" x 78"; circa 1880.
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   Sold

This is an extraordinary, bold and original interpretation of a Honeycomb, or Hexagon pattern quilt. Graceful wreaths and vining borders are brilliantly offset against the dominant central pattern. Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar when I last owned it: I have recently re-purchased it from a collection. Very well pieced and appliqued. Finely cross hatch quilted. Unwashed condition; several area of light discoloration are visible in thumbnail photos. Could be washed and removed, but I... Click for details

Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975  

This Four Baskets pattern was immortalized some twenty years ago when it was used as a United States postage stamp. The placement of color in this example makes it even more interesting than most. The use of two colors gives both the original block of two red (it "reads" pink but the material is actually a soft brick color with a white print) and two green baskets. One can see equally prominently a block of four red and four green baskets. Finally, there are diagonal crisscrosses of the two... Click for details
Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania
  Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Turkey Tracks combined with an unusual appliqued pattern. The alternating blocks are an excellent combination of curvilinear and angular shapes. Included in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project. Professionally laundered; measures 82" x 86"; circa 1870.

Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835  

It is difficult to imagine that a quilt as fresh and crisp in condition as this Nine Patch is more than 125 years old. It was obviously packed away and never saw the light of day. Beautiful fabrics; wonderful zigzag border makes a great frame. Quilting in off blocks done in the same nine patch design as the primary pattern. Border quilted with diagonal lines. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 76" x 90".
Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
  Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland   $675

Streamlined, perhaps original pattern that I have termed Bricks, for want of a more proper name. Wonderfully abstract in its simplicity. Nicely quilted including concentric half circles in the border that are a terrific contrast to the geometry of the rest of the quilting as well as the pieced pattern. Measures 40" x 55"; excellent condition. Maryland origin.

Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,650  

This unusual quilt is closest to the Dove in the Window or Goose Tracks patterns. Well made with a terrific, whimsical swag border. The soft blue calico background beautifully sets off the pink and green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Measures 82" x 88"; circa 1860. Pennsylvania origin.
Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,400

Dramatic Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem) with the most unusual of background fabrics. It's a print I've never seen before that has the profile of a woman. It may be earlier than the calicoes of the star. Unwashed condition. Some oxidation to the solid orange fabric. Measures 100" square, unusually large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.

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