This geometric quilt is closest to the obscure pattern known as Spring Beauty. At first glance it appears to be a pattern one would have seen but in actuality, I have not been able to find it duplicated elsewhere. The appliqued border, without doubt, is most unusual. Very finely quilted; professionally laundered. Excellent condition. Measures 68" x 76".
Colorful Bow Tie Quilt incorporating many fabrics from the last quarter of the 19th century. Lights and darks are well balanced with a punchy red border making a nice frame. Quilted with chevrons in the border and diamonds throughout the quilt. The backing is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 76". Walkersville, Maryland origin (Frederick County); circa 1890. Pristine, unwashed condition.
Postage Stamp quilt with a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics. The two borders most likely date to the late 1880's or 90's. Alternating the printed blocks with white ones gives the overall pattern a nice twinkle. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The borders are quilted in a chevron pattern and the body of the quilt with diamonds. The back is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 79". Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County) origin.
This Streak of Lightning Crib Quilt is unusual in that it is highlighted with One Patches of solid solid orange and the same brick colored calico used throughout the quilt. It is well quilted with undulating feather patterns following the zig zags. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The sawtooth border makes a nice frame for the quilt. Measurements are 31" x 44. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's
Pattern; color and scale are combined in this Wild Goose Chase Quilt to make a very bold statement. The quilt is in pristine; un-used condition. It is from Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County); circa 1890. Measurements are 71" x 84". The pattern is equally effective whether shown vertically or horizontally.
Wonderful Nine Patch Quilt that alternates with a striped fabric adding to the sense of movement from the diagonal Nine Patches. Soft and rich colors throughout. The outer border may "read" pink but is actually a tiny red check. Measures 86" x 92", quite large for the time period in which it was made. Pristine, unwashed condition. Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.
This is a classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt with a nice variation from the usual. The centers of each block are divided into two triangles, enhancing the impact of the concentric squares on point. Made with a nice variety of late 19th century fabrics that are well combined. A "conversational print" of horseshoes and riding crops is used throughout.
Intense Kaleidoscope pattern quilt made of medium weight wools. The central red stripe of the triple border is especially effective in carrying through the criss crosses of the same red used throughout the quilt. Excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. Probably Mennonite origin. Measures 71" square. Backing is a heavy cotton with a paisley -like floral print. Sewn to the quilt is a paper with what is probably the name of the person for whom it was made; shown in last thumbnail ...click for details
Traditionally, the concentric diamonds pattern known as Barnraising is done as a Log Cabin pattern. In this case, the maker chose a Four Patch to achieve the same effect. The contrast of light and colors makes this quilt really pop.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It measures 80" square; Bucks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Irish Chain doll quilt from the late 19th century. Machine quilted with two different patterns. The white blocks are done in a crisscross pattern and the maroon blocks are done with diagonal lines. Measurements are 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. Excellent, unwashed condition.