This Touching Stars quilt is brilliantly designed. Red Stars make up the centers of the four large Eight Point Stars and are repeated in all of the off blocks. Using white circles as the center of the stars set on point adds to the diamond effect around the central group of four stars. Flowers for the quilting patterns are an interesting contrast to the geometry of the quilt. Measurements are 78" square. A water mark on the back does not show through on the front. Pennsylvania origin; circ ...click for details
This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
It is easy to see how this very geometric pattern came to be named Carpenter's Square. The three dimensional effect is quite striking with the lines appearing to be interlaced. Unlike most renditions of this pattern, the maker varied the indigo prints throughout adding further interest. Quilted with diagonal lines and diamonds that are at a 45 degree angle to the pieced strips. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Pe ...click for details
This powerful and most unusual Russian Sunflower quilt is exceptional in several ways.
The combination of the Sunflower pattern with the diamond diagonal grid is brilliant. While in some ways the two patterns appear quite different, in actuality the repetition of diamond shaped pieces in both makes for wonderful harmony. The indigo ground is not often seen and the appliqued hearts throughout the border are indicative of the warmth with which the quilt was made. It has been professionally launde ...click for details
Perfect colors that are beautifully shaded make this Evening Stars crib quilt a winner for either a child or adult. The lighter blue used for the arms of the stars is a simple touch but it adds sophistication. Four Patch corner blocks are another indication of the care taken by the maker as is the good quilting.
Excellent condition; measurements are 32 1/2" x 41 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
This Six Point Stars doll quilt uses half stars in the corners to create an additional pattern of Tumbling Blocks.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition with a nice selection of fabrics.
Measurements are 17" x 23 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette.
Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
It is difficult to imagine that the bold, saturated colors of this Trip Around the World quilt are from the late 19th century. The calico Bars backing, however,is one of several sure signs that it is so.
This pattern is also known as Sunshine and Shadows. From the wonderful shading of the colors, it is easy to see why. It is quilted with orange thread that stands out well against the dark border.
The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" square. Lancaster or Lebanon County ...click for details
This Log Cabin Streak of Lightning crib quilt is so nicely scaled that one does not need a border to know it's the real thing.
Red centers in Log Cabin quilts are often thought to represent the hearth. These solid reds really pop against the printed fabrics. With very close examination, one sees some slight soiling on some of the logs but it in no way detracts from the impact. The pattern looks equally good vertically or horizontally. The quilt measures 40" square. Pennsylvania origin; ...click for details
This unusual Log Cabin quilt is actually three different patterns.There is a Streak of Lightning surrounding the Star center as well as a Light and Dark pattern above and below the Star. It is extraordinary to realize that the same Log Cabin block when turned various ways can create such variety.
The quilt is in excellent condition; circa 1880. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are 67" square.