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 Victorian doll quilt has so many different elements that it is difficult to characterize it. On the one hand, it has many features of a Crazy Quilt. The two fans in the corners, for instance, are often seen on Crazies. The multiple diamonds in squares in the center, though, give it a very different feel, as do the American flag; variable star and pinwheel. In all, it's a wonderful combination. It measures 18 1/2" x 19" including the lace border. The front is silk with a beauti ...click for details
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.
This Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin doll quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. The concept of a central Blade with a piano key border could not be better. Pink strips are regularly placed in the corners and middle so it seems that the maker was intentional in her choices. Execution, though, is a little wonky which actually adds a lot of charm. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 18 1/4" x 19 1/4". Excellent condition; made circa 1880's in Pennsylvania.
Rarely does one see a crib quilt as a scaled down version of a
Straight Furrows Log Cabin. This fine example is in pristine, un-used condition. The back is a Bars pattern often seen in the quilts of
southeast Pennsylvania. Made circa 1880. Measurements are 40 1/2" x 47".
This Hourglass Crib Quilt on a striped ground is an unusual but very successful pairing of patterns. The choice of satin fabrics is also out of the ordinary. It is in pristine condition and is mounted on a stretcher measuring 31" x 31 1/2". It is very effective as an abstract design both vertically or horizontally. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1890.
It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
This exuberant Pot of Flowers crib quilt is truly an original. The maker was clearly committed to filling all of the space and she did so with artistry and imagination. The quilt is made of silk fabrics and dates to the 1860s or 1870s. Several of the flowers are stuffed to be three dimensional. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 35.75" x 46.5".
This Center Medallion or One Patch Doll Quilt begins with fabrics from the 1830's in the center. It works its way to the 1880's in the border and outer frames. The fabrics are all in excellent condition. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 16 3/4" x 18 3/4". Pennsylvania origin.