Catalogue: Quilts (476)


Postage Stamp Floral Medallion Quilt: Circa 1930; Iowa   $875   

Central Floral Wreath pattern created solely with the use of one inch square blocks. Quilting repeats the postage stamp pattern with swirling flowers in corner blocks. May be an Anne Orr pattern. Slight fading to soft seafoam green background. From estate of Walter Heabel; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Measures 72" x 85 1/2"; circa 1930.      
  
Postage Stamp Floral Medallion Quilt: Circa 1930; Iowa
Alphabet Quilt: Dated 1930; Pennsylvania
  Alphabet Quilt: Dated 1930; Pennsylvania   $735

Charming Alphabet Quilt with an appliqued image to illustrate each letter. Immaculate, unwashed condition. Muslin ground with pencil lines still showing for the quilting patterns. Signed Lewis (last name illegible) and dated 1930. Measures 74" x 97"; Pennsylvania origin.

Reversible Beacon Blankets/ Log Cabin Quilt   $925  

It's difficult to imagine two more unlikely patterns used on the same quilt. One side looks like a collage of Beacon blanket fabrics; the other is a traditional Light and Dark Log Cabin done primarily in wools with a few strips of Beacon material and a bit of silk. Both sides are equally striking and in excellent condition. Virginia origin; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1930.
Reversible Beacon Blankets/ Log Cabin Quilt
Tulip Bowl Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Tulip Bowl Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $435

This Tulip Bowl quilt is an interesting contrast in that it is sophisticated in design while crude in execution. Sinuous stems are different in each block. Appliqued circles in each pot and atop the lavender flowers are wonderful abstract design. Partially appliqued by machine. Measures 69" x 82";Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930. This is a pattern created by Mountain Mist.

Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $885  

Deep and intense are the words that best describe the blue background color of this Irish Chain quilt. Unwashed condition; all solid colors. Orange binding adds a wonderful contrast to the dark brown border. Measures 66" x 79"; North Carolina origin. Circa 1880.
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $735

Very bouncy Kansas Troubles (aka Sawtooth) pattern quilt that is done in solid colors giving it added spark. Additional small triangles at each intersection create Bowtie and Pinwheel patterns. Well quilted in two alternating designs. Freshly washed and spotless. Measures 72" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1910.

Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

Pulsating Starburst quilt composed of beautiful late 19th century fabrics is contained by three borders. Unwashed condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Equally interesting fabrics used for bars on the back making the quilt completely reversible. Circa 1880. Measures 82" x 89".
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,075

Unusual arrangement of Courthouse Steps in which each block is set on the diagonal. Wonderful combination of solids with printed wool fabrics that are set off by the tiny red centers of each block. Measures 68" square; Pennsylvania origin. Slight damage to one corner visible in thumbnail #8. Circa 1890.

Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,650  

Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done in silks and satins with velvet centers making it far dressier and more elegant than most cotton versions. Small scale to the quilt and the blocks. Cotton sateen border and backing with cable quilting throughout the border. Excellent condition. Measures 62" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.
Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.   $875

Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern with two unusual features: the center of each log is divided on the diagonal adding intensity to the furrows; and the color scheme is out of the ordinary. The blacks and grays are not often seen in such predominance with the other colors chosen for this quilt. Unwashed condition; flawless with the exception of two small, old and well done patches on the border that are visible in the last thumbnail photo. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910. Measures 74" square.

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