Tremendous positive/negative effect in this deep indigo Hearts and Gizzards Quilt. Great touch of Nine Patch corner blocks. Has several nicks on one edge of the binding but everything else in excellent condition. Measures 68" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pin cushions from the late 19th century.
Unusual cotton crazy on left measures 3 3/4" square. Nice variety of fabrics from the 1870's - 80's.
Six lobes - pristine condition; finely hand pieced. 2 3/4" tall; beautiful 1870's material.
Both have original loops for hanging.
Delectable Mountains quilt pattern at its best. Beautiful, unusual softly toned fabrics make this a serene and elegant quilt. Pristine condition. Measures 92" square. Sewn in cross stitch on the back are the initials JS and the number 10. Circa 1850.
At first glance, this quilt pattern looks like an Irish Chain but in fact, it is different. It also takes a moment to realize that the border is actually made of the same squares as the interior but turned on point. Nice variety of deep indigo prints. Well quilted with alternating white blocks done in clamshell and square grid patterns. Excellent condition. Measures 68" x 80"; New York State origin. Circa 1880.
While not technically a Jacob's Ladder pattern, this unusual quilt is closest to the pattern by that name. Elegantly quilted with wreaths in each of the off blocks. Nice variety of late 19th century indigo prints. Sawtooth border makes the perfect frame. Body of the quilt is in perfect condition; very slight fraying on the binding. Measures 70" x 72"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Variation of a Carolina Lily quilt that is also close to the pattern known as Potted Star Flower.
Beautiful shades of chocolate brown and teal blue/green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Small blue spots on thumbnail photos are not stains; they are clumps of blue thread within the batting. Nicely quilted with clamshell patterns and diagonal lines. Inexplicably, part of one block is also quilted with overlapping circles. Both the colors and the fact that some colors are quilted wi ...click for details
Fabulous arrangement of Carolina Lily quilt that forms multiple patterns. This bold example is done in soft colors so that it is not overpowering. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Lancaster County, origin; circa 1880's. Measures 74" square.
Exquisite Delectable Mountains Quilt combined with Variable Stars. Very finely quilted. Alternating use of dark and light bands of color are indicative of the maker's attention to detail. Dark color around the yellow is green; it may appear to be black on your monitor but it is not. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 86" x 88:; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.
Diamonds in Squares quilt done in deep indigo calico. Triple grid forms Nine Patch intersections for an additional pattern. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 70" x 78". Signed on the back in red thread "Julie N W". Circa 1880.
Striking version of a Mennonite Roman Stripe Quilt with colors typical of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania where it was made. Background color is a milk chocolate brown, a bit lighter than on my monitor. Pristine, unwashed condition. Nicely quilted. A note on the back says it was made by Emma Royer Zug. Circa 1880; measures 84" x 86".