This lively wild goose chase quilt beautifully combines the geometric block pattern with the softened edges of the applique border. Nicely quilted with waffle patterning on the body of the quilt and clamshell in the border. Measurements are 80" x 88". New York state origin, circa 1850s.
This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of 100% different fabrics. The fact that no fabric is repeated is what makes it what is referred to as a Charm Quilt. The pattern would be appealing were it not for this use of fabrics but the lack of duplication makes it even more of a success.
The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition; circa 1880's. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are
The choice and placement of colors create additional patterns within the traditional Economy Patch. The consistent use of green center squares surrounded by a variety of red, pinks, blues and yellows make for nice diagonal movement as well. The purpleish border is a surprising touch. It is well pieced and quilted. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition. There is a small light spot on the border that appears to be a flaw in the printing rather than a later loss of color. Measurements are ...click for details
This Postage Stamp quilt might also be called Trip Around the World for the way the blocks on point are laid out in squares. The light color centers of each group add a nice quirky accent and combine well with the light banding around each group.Probably Southern origin based upon the gauzy ivory color backing fabric. Measurements are 73"x 90"; circa 1880.
This exuberant Pot of Flowers crib quilt is truly an original. The maker was clearly committed to filling all of the space and she did so with artistry and imagination. The quilt is made of silk fabrics and dates to the 1860s or 1870s. Several of the flowers are stuffed to be three dimensional. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 35.75" x 46.5".
This beautiful jewel toned Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is made of satins giving it a rich luster. The placement of light and dark makes for a variety of patterns and lots of movement. The quilt consists of a top quilted to a cotton backing. It was not completed and does not have a binding but one could easily be added if desired. Measurements are 64" x 74": circa 1870's.
This bold version of a Fence Rail Log Cabin quilt forms an additional pattern of Streak of Lightning with the solid red logs. All well framed by a triangle border. Excellent blending of fabrics. Pristine, unwashed condition. Measures 80" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.
This is one of the nicest, truly miniature quilts that I've had. The baskets are in blocks that are 3 3/4" in diameter. The entire quilt measures 13" x 17 1/4" and is professionally mounted on a stretcher. It is in excellent, probably unwashed condition with the tiniest bit of browning. Probably New England origin; circa 1890.
This Center Medallion or One Patch Doll Quilt begins with fabrics from the 1830's in the center. It works its way to the 1880's in the border and outer frames. The fabrics are all in excellent condition. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 16 3/4" x 18 3/4". Pennsylvania origin.
This wholecloth Tumbling Blocks quilt is made of cheater's cloth which is printed patchwork. This example is unusually early; large and beautiful. Two sides of each block are made to look like a printed fabric offset by a solid brown side. The combination is very rich in tone with a fabulous glaze to the fabric. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 90" x 96"; Philadelphia origin.