Carpenter's Square is the totally appropriate name for such an architectural quilt pattern. The use of solid red and white makes this version especially dramatic. Quilted in patterns of straight lines. Ohio origin; circa 1880. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 72" x 74".
Charming Sailboats cradle quilt set on a blue field reminiscent of water and/ or the sky. Printed fabrics include feedsacks. Excellent condition; nicely quilted including a cable throughout the border. Measures 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Cheerful Pots of Tulips Quilt with a variety of colored flowers. The pots, or baskets, are all the same pink calico with solid color flowers and stems. Very well quilted. Outstanding, unwashed condition. Made circa 1930's; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78" x 86".
This charming pictorial quilt depicts the story of How the Elephant Got His Trunk from Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories". While it is a kit quilt, it is only the second one I have seen. The other is illustrated in "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts" that I wrote in 2001. I can only assume that more were not made because of the difficulty of doing so.
The pattern and all necessary materials were sold in 1934 for $5.
This quilt is in pristine, un ...click for details
Light and airy applique quilt of floral wreaths and bows. It is surely a kit quilt but not one I have seen. Oval frames are quilted around the groups of flowers. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" x 90". The design allows it to be used vertically or horizontally so it can be used on either a double or queen size bed. Made by Goldie Addie Bussell (dob 8/19/1878) in Waxahachie, Texas. Family history is available to purchaser.
Irish Chain Quilt with very fine quilting. Concentric circles are quilted over the chain and into the white area where they create an additional pattern. It is especially well done for the 1930's when it was made. The One Patch border is another indication of the meticulous detail worked by the maker. The quilt is made with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, many of them feedsacks. Measurements are 72" x 88": excellent condition.
The New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that is always popular and rarely seen. It is a difficult one to execute with the entire pattern consisting of curves and points. This striking example is nicely quilted with feather patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 79" x 82". Excellent condition; circa 1930.
This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table.
Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them.
This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme.
Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice them ...click for details
Striking Log Cabin quilt that makes several light and dark patterns. Consistent use of solid colored red and blue give the quilt lots of zing. It is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made in the 1920's. The backing is made of large blocks of solid color pastels. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
This large hooked rug depicts a dog of indeterminate breed. The id tag around his neck makes me think it was meant to represent someone's particular pet. His face is particularly expressive and has a nose more like a human than a dog. The rug is made of wools; circa 1930. Measurements are 34" x 57"; excellent condition. He is easily sturdy enough to be used on the floor as well as a wall.