This Evening Stars quilt is a wonderful miniature. The block in which each star is set measures 2 1/4" to a side. While the background may "read" pink, it is actually two very, very tiny red and white prints. The slight variation in color is not due to fading. It is because they are different materials. Measurements are 19" x 22 1/2" which is large for a doll size and small for a crib so I refer to it as cradle size. Well quilted; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin ...click for details
This Birds in the Air crib quilt is a finely made rendition of a pattern usually seen in full size. It is well quilted with a cable pattern running throughout the triple borders. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 39 1/2" x 41".
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Nine Patch crib quilt that is one of the most elegant examples of this pattern that I have seen. The lush variety of printed fabrics date from the 1830's - 50's. Setting the blocks on point and creating a diagonal sashing make the entire piece more dramatic than when set straight. A finely scalloped border is a wonderful frame and the blue printed backing fabric is jaw dropping. It is in excellent condition and has been professionally laundered. Measurements are 32" x 37 1/2"; ...click for details
This punchy Baskets and Nine Patch crib quilt is a lovely combination of two traditional patterns. It measures 38" to a side. Because it is square, it would look especially dramatic hung on point.
It is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Finely made Log Cabin crib or doll quilt that is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 24" square. It is made of fine wool challis. The logs are framed with five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. Browns and lights are placed to create an overall diagonal light and dark streak. Excellent condition; probably Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1870's.
Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854). The quilt is illustrated on page 176 of "America's Quilts and Coverlets" by Safford and Bishop.
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This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
Perfect colors that are beautifully shaded make this Evening Stars crib quilt a winner for either a child or adult. The lighter blue used for the arms of the stars is a simple touch but it adds sophistication. Four Patch corner blocks are another indication of the care taken by the maker as is the good quilting.
Excellent condition; measurements are 32 1/2" x 41 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
This Six Point Stars doll quilt uses half stars in the corners to create an additional pattern of Tumbling Blocks.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition with a nice selection of fabrics.
Measurements are 17" x 23 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
This Log Cabin Streak of Lightning crib quilt is so nicely scaled that one does not need a border to know it's the real thing.
Red centers in Log Cabin quilts are often thought to represent the hearth. These solid reds really pop against the printed fabrics. With very close examination, one sees some slight soiling on some of the logs but it in no way detracts from the impact. The pattern looks equally good vertically or horizontally. The quilt measures 40" square. Pennsylvania origin; ...click for details
Rarely does one find a Drunkard's Path in crib size. This makes perfect sense as most 19th century mothers would have wanted to steer their children away from such a life path. Fortunately, in the 21st century we can see beyond that to the wonderful abstract design of the Drunkard's Path pattern. This example is particularly nice because of the indigo color and inner triangle border. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 39" x 39 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
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This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics.
The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard.
On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.
This Ohio Amish One Patch doll quilt reminds me of a Paul Klee painting. One row of squares is just off center enough to make it really interesting. The rich colors contrast well with the lighter squares and border. Quilted in diagonal lines with brown thread. Made of cottons. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 9 5/8" x 11 3/4".
Eleven hundred forty triangles make for a wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt. That number includes only those in the body of the quilt. The corner blocks add another hundred and forty four. This pattern is evidence that more really is more. The quilt is in excellent condition; it has diamonds quilted in white thread throughout the border. Measurements are 40" x 48". Made circa 1880's.