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
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.
Animated Wild Goose Chase Quilt (aka Spiderweb) with tiny triangles. Each measures about 1" wide x 1/2" tall. The small size in addition to placing them vertically and horizontally makes for a very dynamic pattern. Red stars at the intersections are the perfect highlights to give focus to the overall pattern. Most of the red stars are solid fabric.They are turkey red; not as orange as on my monitor. Several are a printed fabric with red and a few were probably red that faded to tan. M ...click for details
Nicely made One Patch quilt in which the pieces are set on point in groups of squares. The groups, made primarily of printed fabrics, are separated by solid white diamonds making a nice distinction between groups. It has a wonderful array of late 19th century fabrics. White binding is the backing turned over. Excellent condition; there is damage to one square. Measures 62" x 75". Maine origin; circa 1880.
Red and blue LeMoyne Stars crib quilt made even more charming by the quilted inscription "Grandma's Darling". Finely quilted with patterns of small squares. Measures 36" x 43". Three striped borders continue the patriotic theme. Excellent condition with very slight wear to a small part of the binding.
Good things really do come in small packages. This miniature quilt measures just 9 1/2" square. It is a perfectly scaled down version of a full size quilt. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung as a small piece of art. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
This unusual Honeycomb quilt is made primarily of shirting fabrics from the 1920's. Shades of blue are used to make additional hexagons within the overall pattern. Pennsylvania origin; measures 69" x 77".
Flag quilts were often made to commemorate admission of a state into the Union. In 1912, both New Mexico and Arizona became states so it is likely that this forty eight star flag quilt was made in recognition of such significant events. It measures 66" x 76". Professionally laundered and in excellent condition.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt in an unusual color combination. A rich milk chocolate brown sets off the other colors and makes them pop. Alternating use of colors in adjoining blocks makes for multiple patterns. There is no batting; quilted in brown thread. Excellent condition; measures 72" x 82". North Carolina origin; circa 1870's.