This early Nine Patch quilt is done with a beautiful fabric in shades of blue with tan. Large triangles frame all four sides with an additional sawtooth border on two opposing ends. The white blocks are quilted in squares with a cable pattern in the border. It is in excellent, spotless condition. Measurements are 84" x 92".
This traditional Tree Everlasting quilt pattern is done in soft printed fabrics of the mid 19th century. Perhaps it was the maker's attempt at humor to use a fabric of printed blue leaves on a pattern known as Tree Everlasting. It is well pieced and quilted with particular attention to the detail of the many triangles. Measurements are 86" x 94". Excellent condition.
Diamond in squares doll quilt (aka economy patch) with both funkiness and great attention to detail. The border around the diamonds in squares alternates between the green calico and brown printed fabrics. Surely this is an indication of the care with which the maker created this small quilt. At the same time, the backing consists of a central calico bar set at an angle between two sections of brown wool. Intentional or careless? Who knows? It is nicely hand quilted. Wool and cotton fabrics. Goo ...click for details
It is interesting that while the blocks are actually set vertically and horizontally in this Pinwheels pattern quilt, they give the impression of diagonal lines and lots of spinning movement. The pinwheels are made of beautiful 1860's fabrics with the border from the 1890's when the quilt was likely assembled. It measures 57 1/2" x 86", an unusual size. It is ideal hung vertically for a stairwell or horizontally, over a bed or fireplace. Maryland origin.
This classic Burgoyne Surrounded quilt pattern is enhanced by a wonderful checkerboard border. The squares used throughout the quilt are continued to create the border and Sixteen Patch corner blocks. Quilted with several different geometric patterns. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 92" square.
The pattern and fabrics combine to make this Contained Crazy a very elegant and sophisticated quilt. It is reflective of the Japanese influence seen in related Crazy Quilts of the late 19th century. The diagonal grid is maroon color velvet (although it may look black in the photos). The ice cream cone border is actually black silk alternating with other colors, as it appears. Measures 64" x 74".
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This LeMoyne Stars Quilt is combined with outstanding trapunto quilting. Two different pinwheel type stuffed work patterns alternate with the pieced stars. Inside the chintz border is a continuous trapunto feather. The soft color palette is unusual for an early 19th century quilt and combines beautifully with the elegance of the needlework. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin. Excellent condition.
Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".
This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.