The colors and fabrics give this One Patch quilt a most sophisticated look.I consider it a poor man's Paul Klee painting. It is made almost entirely of satins with a cotton sateen back and is in pristine condition. It is quilted in diagonal patterns in red thread both of which add to the texture of the quilt. Measurements are 62" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This Lone Star quilt is perfectly done in every way. It is well quilted including an unusual pattern of overlapping circles throughout the border. The piecing is well done with the ideal choice of the red color for the center. The corner suns are most unusual and the zig zag border is the ideal frame for the entire composition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1900. Measures 71" x 72".
This is a beautiful example of the much sought after, Delectable Mountains quilt pattern. It is done in a pleasing soft shade of pink. The center forms an Evening Star pattern and it has a wonderful zig zag border framing all. Embroidered in a corner is the name Edna M. Adams and the date 1929. It is the same Edna Adams who signed the Star quilt item # 1238674, although this time she added her initial, making her easier to trace if one wanted. It is in excellent condition and very nicely quilted ...click for details
This dynamic quilt is made of a unique combination of Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) and Tulip patterns. The way in which the tulips are placed around the star gives the overall pattern a whole different outline. Continued placement of the tulips in the corners really fills out the entire composition. Signed "Edna Adams 1931" in embroidery. Pennsylvania origin; Measures 74" x 76". Background is a very pleasing dusty rose color.
Colorful Thousand Pyramids quilt with a wonderful array of 1930's fabrics, many of them feedsacks. The solid color red and yellow sashing as well as the diamond shaped blocks are a strong counterpoint to the printed triangles. Measures 74" square; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.
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".
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.
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.
Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice them ...click for details