This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail ...click for details
There does not seem to be an established name for this takeoff of a Four Point Star quilt pattern. It is much more complex than one usually sees. The way the blocks are positioned creates an octagon around each star giving the entire piece a wonderful swirling effect. Beautiful combination of 1870's fabrics. Excellent condition; measures 75" x 90"; circa 1870.
Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.
Variable Stars Quilt made with a lovely selection of compatible red and brown printed fabrics. Red triangle border continues one of the fabrics in the quilt and frames the stars and diagonal grid very effectively.
Crisp, unwashed condition; there is a light water mark along one edge visible in thumbnail photos. It would most probably be removed with a wash but I leave that choice to the purchaser. Measures 80" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1880.
This Rose Wreath pattern is exquisitely quilted. The applique wreaths are repeated between the blocks in quilting stitches and a graceful quilted swag echoes the appliqued border. For the outstanding needlework, this quilt won First Premium at the Adams County Fair (year unknown). The prize and name of the maker, Ellen E. Kelly, accompany the quilt. While the primary pattern is traditional, the maker took liberty with the border. She used straight lines for the bottom of the swag and a curve alo ...click for details
This unusual quilt combines half Crazy blocks with the other half a variety of patterns making it a Sampler Quilt. Made mostly of velvets with some satins. Both the colors and fabrics combine to give rich, jewel tones. Embroidered with a variety of colors and stitching patterns. Made circa 1890, the time in which Crazy Quilts were the height of fashion. The only condition flaw is one of the small blue squares in the lower left block. It shows in next to last thumbnail photo. Measures 66" sq ...click for details
Vibrant Schoolhouse Quilt done in a combination of solid and calico fabrics. Both the scale and colors combine to make this a real eye popper. Front is in excellent condition. Some staining on the back does not show on the front. Sussex County, Delaware origin. Family name available to purchaser. Measures 77" x 76"> Circa 1890.
Lovely Princess Feather Quilt in which the tips and centers are whimsical takeoffs from the traditional pattern. Beautifully quilted. Crisp, unwashed condition. Has a faint area of light discoloration visible only in certain lights. Measures 86" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's. The teal blue is a little more gay than shows on my monitor.