Very striking version of a Baskets quilt of Lancaster County Mennonite origin. All quilting done in dark thread with the exception of the handles which are machine quilted in white. Border fabric is a slightly darker red of cotton sateen. Blue is actually a dark navy. Measures 78" x 82".
Nine calico stars separated by a diamond grid, the intersections of which form additional stars. Excellent feather and wreath quilting. Pennsylvania origin, circa 1870. Old mend visible in close-ups. On the front, it measures 3/4" x 1 3/4". On the back, it is 1 3/4" square. Mend is located on the tip of one of the outer stars. It is most unobtrusive. Quilt has been freshly professionally washed. Measures 77" x 87".
This Sunflower pattern can also loosely be described as a Mariner's Compass. It dates to the 1860's and is in pristine, unwashed condition. Two calico prints are used on the front as well as a rich, solid chestnut brown forming the centers. New England origin; measures 75" x 76". Ex- Weld collection.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern quilt; Circa 1890. The variety of black fabrics give this pattern exceptional depth. Mostly wools with some cottons. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin with pieced bars on the back. Colors shown here are more nearly true in close-ups. The black areas are comprised of the same size log cabin strips (not easily illustrated here) as the colored fabrics. 82" x 96"
A pair of Pennsylvania origin Basket with Garlands pattern quilts; Circa 1920. Both have been professionally laundered and are in spotless condition. One shown. Large enough for a pair of either single or double beds. Each 78" x 86"
This pattern is also known as String Stars. Pennsylvania Mennonite; Circa 1890. Predominantly wool with touches of velvet and satin. Wonderful use of Four Patch as a secondary pattern between the stars. Back is pieced with red and blue plaid coton bars. 81" square