To the best of my knowledge, this is a unique pattern. The bars are an unusual variation of Tree Everlasting and combined with the Crossed Tulips, I believe it to be one of a kind. The use of solid colors further sets off the wonderful center. Excellent condition; has been professionally washed. Measures 87" x 97"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.
This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
This bold Barnraising Log Cabin is made of wool challis from the 1870's. It reverses to a cotton calico One Patch. Dazzling use of stripes in the center. Some damage to the wools, much of which is visible in a close-up. It does not detract from the overall dramatic impact of the quilt. Measures 68" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin.
Applique and reverse applique snowflake design with fleur-de-lis border. Has unusual quilting designs. The red blocks are made of more than one fabric which accounts for the slight variation in color. Measures 71" x 82". Has been professionally washed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This is a terrific, complex version of a Log Cabin forming a rare spiderweb pattern. Made of a large variety of wool challis prints that have an unusual primarily blue/ green tone set off by the red centers. Nicely framed by the piano key border. Excellent condition. Tied on the back. Circa 1870; measures 70" x 84".
This is a completely reversible Mennonite Joseph's Coat pattern from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. On one side, the bars are
2 1/4" in width; on the reverse, they are
5 1'2". Pristine condition; chevron pattern quilting. Circa 1890; measures 85" x 90".
This is a rarely seen pattern made more distinctive by the name and date of 1897. Made of silk and satins. Six of the large black triangles have some cracking as well as several of the small strips. They could be stabilized with appropriate netting or left as is. They are not likely to worsen if the quilt is used as a hanging. The minimal damage does not detract from the overall impact of the pattern. Border is beautifully worked with feather quilting. Measures 66" x 76"; signed and da ...click for details
Chinese Coins is a pattern not often seen, even more rarely when done on a diagonal as is this example. The blocks are fairly large but create a stunning effect whether used either vertically or horizontally. This would make a spectacular hanging in a stairwell or over a sofa because of the 54" x 76" size. All wool fabrics; Circa 1910. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite.
This is a classic Fans pattern, well made in nearly all solid color wools. Unusual background color of slate blue/gray. (The photos show the colors as more blue than in reality.) Pink and green embroidery offset the primarily dark colors of the quilt. Cable quilting in the border further adds to the overall depth of the pattern. Very slight fading throughout the border with one area of subtle discoloration visible in overall photo. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania Mennonite. Measures 68" square.