This Lancaster County Amish Center Diamond Quilt is one of the most beautiful I have had the privilege to own. The colors; quilting and condition are outstanding. The photos, particularly the overall, do not do justice to the colors. The outer border is more of a bottle green than may appear on the screen. The red is the warmest tone imaginable. All of the colors are the saturated, jewel tones considered most desirable in Amish quilts. It is made of fine wool with a cotton back. Measurements are ...click for details
The Diamond in a Square is the most iconic of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish quilt patterns. This example has the rich, jewel colors that are most prized. The center is quilted with concentric stars; flowers are in the gray triangles and a cable pattern in the outer border. It is made of the very fine wools used by the Lancaster Amish. There are several small moth holes in the outer border that are unobtrusive. Measurements are 76" square. It is actually made of four colors as the blu ...click for details
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.
Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950.
Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.
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.
This Mennonite Diamond in a Square quilt has the unusual addition of a square within the diamond!
It is made of wools that are in very good condition but do have a few tiny holes, as shown in thumbnail detail. The use of several different red wools in the sawtooth border make for a nice variation. The maker was clearly influenced by the traditional Lancaster Amish Diamond in a Square pattern. The execution of this quilt is more crude but in some ways, more graphically effective because of the u ...click for details
These are two well loved Amish toy dogs made in the early part of the 20th century.
The smaller, on the left, is from Pennsylvania. It is straw filled; made of cotton with shoe button black eyes. It is 5" tall to the tip of the tail and 6 1/4" " long. Very good condition.
The larger is from Ohio; made of wool and also straw filled. It has several old mends and worn spots. measurements are 4 4 3/4" tall and 7 3/4" tall.
This Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt displays the strong graphics for which Mennonite quilts are known. The piano key border creates a wonderful frame continuing the diagonal theme. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; made of wools; circa 1890. It measures 72" square; excellent condition.
This Irish Chain Crib Quilt is a wonderful miniature quilt. The pieces are small and the quilted vine in the outer border is a nicely scaled down version of what one would expect in a full size quilt. The inner zigzag border is an ideal frame. There is slight fraying on the binding but no other condition apologies. The quilt measures 29" x 39".
This Thousand Pyramids Ohio Amish Crib Quilt has a wonderful arrangement of light and dark fabrics. The light blues are well placed to add to the overall diagonal pattern. Several black fabrics are used. Two of the black triangles are thin but intact. There are no other condition issues. The border is quilted with diagonal lines and the interior with squares on point. Made circa 1920. Measures 29" x 32". This is a terrific example of an Amish crib quilt and easy to hang in many spaces.
This unusual piece combines several patterns in a center medallion format rarely seen in mid West Amish quilts. The center LeMoyne Star is surrounded by blocks of Bow Ties and Chinese Coins that are irregularly set. The maker of this quilt had both imagination and skill. It is well pieced and quilted with several different patterns. The quilt is all cotton fabrics; circa 1920. It is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 80".
Ohio Amish Streak of Lightning Quilt (aka Bricks) in deep, rich colors. Made of wools that that are well placed lights and darks. Cable quilted border and waffle quilted interior. The quilt has good body to it as though it has not been used yet it has several old, very finely done, patches along the border. Measures 68" x 80". Ohio origin; circa 1920. Colors are a little lighter than appear on my monitor.
This Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt is both classic and quirky. The absence of an inner border gives a very different look to what would otherwise be a traditional pattern. It is deep red and dark forest green with lighter blue corner blocks. It is not as dark as appears in the overall photo. The Bars are quilted in double diamond patterns. The border is a combination of feathered wreaths and tulips. The front is wool; the back is tobacco colored cotton that may be home dyed. The border is bl ...click for details
Mennonite Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Made of heavy weight cottons. Red wool ties brighten this primarily tan/ brown little quilt. Corner blocks are reminiscent of the full size quilts of the Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster. Measures 13 1/2" x 19". Circa 1920; excellent condition.
Unusual variation of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish Nine Patch Quilt. The blocks are actually the same throughout, but the arrangement of colors gives the center grouping an entirely different appearance. Floral quilting in the border typical of the 1930's. Made mostly of wools with a cotton back. Very good condition; has a hint of a faded line visible in middle thumbnail photo but no other condition flaws. Measures 74" x 81".