Wonderfully scaled miniature Nine Patch doll quilt. Made circa 1920; Amish origin, probably from Ohio.
Measures 14" x 17"; excellent condition. Professionally mounted and wired to be hung either vertically or horizontally.
Amish Straight Furrows Quilt in which the overall design is made of One Patch patterns, rather than the more usual Log Cabin. Very nice use of lights and darks. Well quilted including a beautiful undulating feather throughout the border. Measures 67" x 89". Probably Ohio or Indiana origin.
Charming Sailboats cradle quilt set on a blue field reminiscent of water and/ or the sky. Printed fabrics include feedsacks. Excellent condition; nicely quilted including a cable throughout the border. Measures 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Cheerful Pots of Tulips Quilt with a variety of colored flowers. The pots, or baskets, are all the same pink calico with solid color flowers and stems. Very well quilted. Outstanding, unwashed condition. Made circa 1930's; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78" x 86".
This charming pictorial quilt depicts the story of How the Elephant Got His Trunk from Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories". While it is a kit quilt, it is only the second one I have seen. The other is illustrated in "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts" that I wrote in 2001. I can only assume that more were not made because of the difficulty of doing so.
The pattern and all necessary materials were sold in 1934 for $5.
This quilt is in pristine, un ...click for details
Cleverly made version of a Hole in the Door quilt pattern. Abutting the blocks and alternating colors gives the addition of vertical and horizontal squares. In addition, the alternating blocks make an Hourglass pattern in the off spaces. The quilting patterns are marked with blue pencil that is the same color as the blocks adding additional patterning. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 75" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Light and airy applique quilt of floral wreaths and bows. It is surely a kit quilt but not one I have seen. Oval frames are quilted around the groups of flowers. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" x 90". The design allows it to be used vertically or horizontally so it can be used on either a double or queen size bed. Made by Goldie Addie Bussell (dob 8/19/1878) in Waxahachie, Texas. Family history is available to purchaser.
Irish Chain Quilt with very fine quilting. Concentric circles are quilted over the chain and into the white area where they create an additional pattern. It is especially well done for the 1930's when it was made. The One Patch border is another indication of the meticulous detail worked by the maker. The quilt is made with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, many of them feedsacks. Measurements are 72" x 88": excellent condition.
The New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that is always popular and rarely seen. It is a difficult one to execute with the entire pattern consisting of curves and points. This striking example is nicely quilted with feather patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 79" x 82". Excellent condition; circa 1930.
This unusual Honeycomb quilt is made primarily of shirting fabrics from the 1920's. Shades of blue are used to make additional hexagons within the overall pattern. Pennsylvania origin; measures 69" x 77".
Flag quilts were often made to commemorate admission of a state into the Union. In 1912, both New Mexico and Arizona became states so it is likely that this forty eight star flag quilt was made in recognition of such significant events. It measures 66" x 76". Professionally laundered and in excellent condition.
This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table.
Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them.
This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme.
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Striking Log Cabin quilt that makes several light and dark patterns. Consistent use of solid colored red and blue give the quilt lots of zing. It is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made in the 1920's. The backing is made of large blocks of solid color pastels. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Solid colors make the positive/negative effect of this Steeplechase Quilt (aka Millwheel) especially vibrant. It is done in an unusual color ever so slightly more pink than cafe au lait. Nicely quilted with flowers in the body of the quilt and cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 70" x 86". New York State origin; circa 1920.
Stunning and unusual single Dresden Plate doll quilt done on a maroon ground. This little gem is very well quilted and has a terrific ice cream cone border and scalloped edge. It is in un-used, pristine condition. The printed fabrics are 1930's feedsack prints. Solid colors are cotton sateen. Measurements are 18 1/2" square.