Well made Irish Chain crib quilt with an unexplained twist. There is a red rectangle that is difficult to understand. Clearly, it was intentional but the purpose difficult to know. Perhaps it was meant to indicate the end for the head. The blues and yellows are well placed to emphasize the diagonal pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 39" square. Made by Mary Hostetter Miller in Ronks, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County); circa 1880.
Rarely does one see a crib quilt made of silk since it is clearly too fragile for a child to use. This Log Cabin may have been made as a presentation piece or perhaps a table cover. It would certainly be elegant hung on a wall. The lights and darks very effectively create the diagonal lines of the Straight Furrows Log Cabin variation. Three sides of the border are diagonal stripes with the top a solid band. The back is wool challis. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870; excellent condition. Measureme ...click for details
Nine Patch doll quilt on a vibrant red print ground consisting of several different printed fabrics. It is machine quilted in a pattern of squares like the nine patches. There are three size groups of nine patches. Could this have been because they were leftover from other quilts or were they practice patches for a young girl? Measurements are 16 1/2" x 23 1/2". Parkersburg, West Virginia origin; circa 1890.
This early Bars crib quilt is made of several beautiful printed fabrics from the 1830's. The same fabrics are used in a different configuration on the reverse. It is a wholecloth quilt with 5" of the Bars pattern on one end. Condition is very good with very slight wear to the edge. Measurements are 38" x 40".
Unusual pattern Starburst doll quilt from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; circa 1880. It has a wonderful use of fabrics, particularly the brown partial circles that are printed on the red border. Measurements are 16 1/2" x 17 1/2"; 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.
Light and dark colors beautifully highlight the diagonal diamond pattern of this early crib quilt. It is made of beautiful printed fabrics on both front and back. Probably New England origin; made circa 1850. Measurements are 27" x 30"; excellent condition.
This little One Patch Doll Quilt is a perfect miniature gem. The patches are about 3/4" square. Condition is excellent. It is unusually well stitched for a doll quilt with a small diamond pattern. It measures 9 3/4" x 11 1/4". The binding is the off white backing turned to the front. Made circa 1890; Pennsylvania 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.
Double Pyramids pattern crib quilt (aka Old Maid's Puzzle)that is ever so Pennsylvania. The rust and yellow calico color combination is typical of Lancaster County where this was made. The blocks are nicely scaled to make a child size quilt. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 37 1/2" x 39". Backing is a beautiful brown plaid.
Large, homemade black doll that is well dressed and bejeweled. She has a "Diamond" ring and bracelets (that are old but added later).
She measures 24" tall; wears her original clothing including lace up boots. Over her petticoat are a wool skirt; vest and cape. Nicely stitched face and hands. Minor, expected wear. Clothes indicate third quarter of 19th century.
Red and blue LeMoyne Stars crib quilt made even more charming by the quilted inscription "Grandma's Darling". Finely quilted with patterns of small squares. Measures 36" x 43". Three striped borders continue the patriotic theme. Excellent condition with very slight wear to a small part of the binding.
Good things really do come in small packages. This miniature quilt measures just 9 1/2" square. It is a perfectly scaled down version of a full size quilt. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung as a small piece of art. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Charming Baskets crib quilt that combines a traditional pattern with an abstract twist. The handles of the baskets are cleverly used to create an inner frame. Measures 38" wide x 37" tall; excellent condition. Connecticut origin; circa 1880.
This fine Fans Doll quilt was made by the same hand as # 1212628 and 1212629. It is in unwashed condition with one spot about the size of a pea on one of the outer triangles. Solid blue fabric alternate with printed feedsacks. Measurements are 22" square. Delaware origin;embroidered date of 1935 on the back.