This dynamic quilt pattern goes by the name of either Windmill Star or Arrowhead. It is more clear as to the choice of Windmill Star as the center irregular Nine Patches sit in the center of octagons giving an overall swirling effect. It is a soft, pleasing shade of pink and very well quilted. Condition is excellent. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1930. Measurements are 66" x 84".
This Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt combines solid and printed fabrics so as to create an additional Streak of Lightning pattern. It is elaborately pieced with small logs that are just 1 3/4" to a square. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition and is well quilted. It measures 92" x 112", ample for a queen or king size bed.
Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
This Morning Glories quilt combines two traditional patterns that are rarely, if ever, seen together. The geometric Monkey Wrench is an unusual, but effective, matching with the floral pattern. The entire piece is light and airy with lovely quilting and a graceful scalloped border. Measurements are 80" x 92" to outer edges of scallops. Made by Marie Kritcher in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the 1930's for her son Larry. Perhaps that explains the choice of the Monkey Wrench pattern.
Hawaiian quilts are rare and distinctive. They usually consist of a large, solid color central applique. It is made much like cut paperwork with the symmetrical design cut from a folded cloth that is appliqued to a contrasting color ground. They have "echo" quilting meaning that the stitches follow the outline of the applique. The motifs reflect stylized designs of island flora.
This example has all the features of a traditional Hawaiian applique quilt. It was made in the 1940's o ...click for details
Never before have I seen a crocheted blanket with a native American theme. This unique piece has a thunderbird center and traditional geometric designs around it. Measurements are 41" x 86". There is a repair in the center about 1" x 2 1/2" that is visible in thumbnail photos. This special piece would serve as well on a wall as for a blanket.
This unique Patriotic Quilt comes with an interesting history. Harold, named in the inscription, was Harold Gressley (1918 - 2003) from Berks County, Pennsylvania. At the age of seventeen, in 1935, Harold's grandmother allowed him to choose one of the many quilts she had made and he opted for this patriotic piece. It is not clear when his maternal grandmother, Mary Bieber Angstadt actually made the quilt. As patriotic quilts were often made in times of war, it is possible that she made it du ...click for details
This is a rather amazing pair of quilts telling the nursery rhyme of Jack and Jill. They are unusual in several ways. Most exceptional is that they are made entirely of one inch squares. The white background is entirely pieced. Rarely does one find pieced lettering on a quilt. They are in pristine, unwashed condition, dating to the 1930's. Measurements are 68" x 84"; perfect for either a girl or boy.
Charming and cheerful Baskets of Flowers Quilt. The baskets are intricately made of of alternating peach and green triangles. Nicely quilted with patterns repeating the floral motifs of the applique. Excellent condition. Measures 58" x 74"; circa 1930.
This is one of the smallest doll quilts I've seen. It was most likely made for use in a doll house. It measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"; done all of cotton ginghams. The colors are well place to give this little gem a nice abstract quality in addition to the One Patch pattern. Excellent condition. Machine quilted around the edge; circa 1940.
Unusual variation of a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish Nine Patch Quilt. The blocks are actually the same throughout, but the arrangement of colors gives the center grouping an entirely different appearance. Floral quilting in the border typical of the 1930's. Made mostly of wools with a cotton back. Very good condition; has a hint of a faded line visible in middle thumbnail photo but no other condition flaws. Measures 74" x 81".