This classic Nine Patch quilt is enhanced by a triangle border of a complimentary fabric. The deep indigo of the nine patches are set off by the blue and rose striped triangles. It is very finely quilted with a variety of patterns. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 96" x 98", ideal for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Elongated hexagons are combined to form bands of color in this unusual quilt. What makes it most unusual is that it is a charm quilt, meaning that none of the fabrics are repeated. It is truly a library of fabrics of the late 19th century. Measurements are 83" square. The shape of the hexagons creates a scalloped edge on two sides.
This unusual Baltimore Album Quilt incorporates traditional and original blocks that are a combination of bold and delicate. Six different baskets of flowers are all original in design and well done. The crossed tulips, on the other hand, are traditional and fairly simple. Two unusual blocks are chintz applique (broderie perse). The most unusual block is the chain with a padded square on point with a loop. It may be meant to be a potholder. The variations in style indicate that this album quilt ...click for details
Finely crafted version of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt. Printed wool challis fabrics are beautifully combined to make the concentric diamonds pattern. Solid wools are used for the two borders that are quilted with cable patterns. They beautifully frame the central pattern. Measurements are 82" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
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.
Two features make this Log Cabin quilt especially unusual. The overall light and dark design forming chevrons is rarely seen. In addition, the quilt is larger than most from the 1880's when it was made. It measures
84" x 98". It is in pristine, unwashed condition; made with a well blended mix of printed fabrics. Pennsylvania origin.
This unusual quilt combines wool triangles with fine embroidery. The needlework patterns are a variety of floral motifs. Light and dark
triangles are placed to create the effect of diagonal lines with the wonderful use of reds throughout the middle. Excellent condition. Maine origin; circa 1880. Measures 58" square. Written in ink on the back is the name Angie.
This patchwork quilt consisting of squares on point made of 49 blocks is done with the utmost precision. Meticulous care was used in making the corners with the same yellow and indigo fabrics highlighting the intersections of the blocks. Red and green were used in the centers of each block although with a variety of fabrics. Similarly, a variety of red, brown and pink fabrics were consistently placed. The deep indigo is the only solid color; all others are prints including the background. The qu ...click for details
The colors and fabrics give this One Patch quilt a most sophisticated look.I consider it a poor man's Paul Klee painting. It is made almost entirely of satins with a cotton sateen back and is in pristine condition. It is quilted in diagonal patterns in red thread both of which add to the texture of the quilt. Measurements are 62" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Bold String Stars (aka Spider Stars) quilt done in the fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The blue calico ground and double pink sashing and border scream Lancaster County. Solid colors used in the center of the stars highlight their octagonal shape. The dark solid colors are indigo, not black as they may appear. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. In the upper right corner is the name Bertha done in paint. Measurements are 77" x 80".