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.
Totally reversible crib quilt with a Nine Patch on one side and cheater's cloth on the reverse. It is machine quilted; in excellent, unwashed condition. The maker had a good eye for design but perhaps not the luxury of enough time to finely hand quilt. Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 28" x 30".
Squares within squares such as this are called an Economy Patch quilt pattern. It is made of a terrific combination of late 19th century printed fabrics. Consistent use of yellow squares on the outer edge make a clever differentiation while actually using the same pattern throughout.The backing is a pink and green calico Bars pattern, often seen in quilts from southeast Pennsylvania. Measurements are 82" square; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Terrific Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt with appeal to both appreciators of art and fabrics. It truly looks like a fabric collage. The "contained" part of the description refers to the fact that the irregularly sized and shaped pieces are set within blocks that are about 7 1/2" square. The quilt has an exceptional variety of late nineteenth century printed fabrics. A solid red piece in nearly every block very effectively carries the eye throughout the quilt. Pristine condition.
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Beautiful Feathered Diamonds Quilt with a diagonal sashing. The white open diamonds highlight the fine quilting of feather patterns. The sawteeth, or feathers, are done with a wonderful variety of fabrics. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measures 80" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Cleverly made version of a Hole in the Door quilt pattern. Abutting the blocks and alternating colors gives the addition of vertical and horizontal squares. In addition, the alternating blocks make an Hourglass pattern in the off spaces. The quilting patterns are marked with blue pencil that is the same color as the blocks adding additional patterning. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 75" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Vibrant and exciting Star Of Bethlehem (aka Texas Star) quilt from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The full and half stars around the central one make for a very full, rich composition. Pristine, unwashed condition. Made circa 1880; measurements are 86: square. The quilt is reversible as the backing is a beautiful paisley print that can be used as a totally different, whole cloth quilt. Made circa 1880.
Feathered Stars Quilt done in a most unusual, saturated color combination. The background is a deep red on black print on which the blue calico stars really "pop". The background print in the body of the quilt consists of red grapes, leaves and vines. The same color print is used on the border but one with different leaves and vines. The backing of the quilt is a Bars pattern of irregular widths. There is some discoloration to the back but the front is in excellent condition. Measureme ...click for details
Outstanding example of a classic Hawaiian applique quilt in terms of pattern; colors and quilting. It has traditional echo quilting. The drawback is condition. It has some staining throughout as shown in thumbnail photos. The fabrics are very strong so it may be possible to eradicate the stains but I am selling it as is. It is identical to the quilt illustrated on page 33 of Robert Shaw's "Hawaiian Quilt Masterpieces". The quilt in his book is in The Field Museum of Chicago. He cit ...click for details
Nine Patch Quilt made of fine, printed wool challis fabrics on both front and back. It has a wonderfully rich color palette. Measurements are 72" x 88". Very good condition. There is a weak spot on one corner where it appears to have gotten caught on something. Made circa 1870.