This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette.
Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
It is difficult to imagine that the bold, saturated colors of this Trip Around the World quilt are from the late 19th century. The calico Bars backing, however,is one of several sure signs that it is so.
This pattern is also known as Sunshine and Shadows. From the wonderful shading of the colors, it is easy to see why. It is quilted with orange thread that stands out well against the dark border.
The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" square. Lancaster or Lebanon County ...click for details
This interesting Drunkard's Path quilt is more dense than most - perhaps an indication of more inebriation than most. It has a whimsical quality with irregularity to the inner applique border. It works well with the scalloped edge and binding to create a very full border treatment. Excellent condition; circa 1930. Pennsylvania origin; measures 66" x 75",
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
This unusual Log Cabin quilt is actually three different patterns.There is a Streak of Lightning surrounding the Star center as well as a Light and Dark pattern above and below the Star. It is extraordinary to realize that the same Log Cabin block when turned various ways can create such variety.
The quilt is in excellent condition; circa 1880. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are 67" square.
It is fascinating to see how the same block in varying colors can create such a complex Log Cabin quilt. I believe the only difference is that the centers of some are squares while others are divided into two triangles.
This exceptional Log Cabin is in unused, pristine condition. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
This country quilt of a Thirtysix Patch pattern is made much more sophisticated by the addition of the Birds in the Air Border. The entire quilt is a wonderful combination of small patches alternating with larger blocks of a variety of fabrics that blend well together. Fabrics date from the late 19th century to about 1915.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The backing is cotton muslin. Measurements are 72" square; Pennsylvania origin.
This classic Nine Patch quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. Clearly, it was stored away and never saw the light of day. The background is a dark chocolate brown print with a variety of plaids alternating with solid white in the Nine Patch blocks. Measurements are 67" x 78". The backing is plain white cotton. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This dramatic Light and Dark Log Cabin is done in beautiful tones of persimmon and deep teal blues and greens.Touches of red add a nice "pop" to the darker colors. The quilt is made of fine wools on both front and back. Measurements are 72" square; circa 1870's.
This One Patch quilt made almost entirely of plaid cotton flannels is both simple and sophisticated. It took an artistic eye to put together this large combination of plaids in a palette of mauves, grays and browns. The four deep indigo squares are wool, also plaid. The backing is also a plaid flannel with striped flannel on either end.Measurements are 64" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This Thousand Pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid 19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vine. It is interesting that the border is machine appliqued. Rather than being done to save time, machine quilting in the late 1860's was often done to show off that one had a newfangled sewing machine. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 92" x 94". Maryland origin; circa 1 ...click for details
This Hexagons quilt is actually the same block throughout but the change of color gives it a definite center medallion. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The quilt is made of a tremendous variety of late 1930's printed fabrics, many of which are feedsacks. The backing is a solid red. Measurements are 74" x 84".
This beautiful wool challis lives up to its name of Windmill Blades as the logs really seem to swirl. Red centers brighten the rich, chocolatey brown tones and the center diamond is surrounded by deep magenta logs that really bring attention to the center. It is in excellent condition; circa 1880. Measurements are 84" square. The front is wool with a cotton backing. There are some water marks on the back that do not show through on the front.
This Barnraising Log Cabin is most unusual because of the embroidered names throughout. They are done in a variety of handwritings. It is possible this was a fundraising quilt but more likely a friendship gift of some type. The date 1900 is embroidered on the border along with flowers and leaves. The border is nicely cable quilted with wreaths in the corners. The front is wool with a cotton backing. Pristine condition; measurements are 66" x 78". The names as well as the style of quilt ...click for details
Absolutely twinkling miniature Evening Stars quilt. Each block is just
2 3/4" in diameter and abuts the star next to it making a total of 600 stars. It is well pieced and quilted with chevrons in the borders.
They are done with a beautiful variety of late 19th century fabrics. It is in excellent unwashed condition. There are a few tiny, unobtrusive brown spots on the border. Measurements are 80" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. There is velcro sewn to all four sides of th ...click for details