This Sawtooth Quilt pattern is made of large blocks of richly colored, early blue and brown fabrics. The triangle pattern of the pieced blocks is repeated in the quilting. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a water spot on the back that does not show on the front. It measures 78" x 98". New Jersey origin; circa 1850.
Both the pattern and the size combine to make this Double Hearts Quilt a very bold statement. Each of the 12 blocks is made of a different, compatible fabric. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 89" x 115". New Jersey origin; circa 1870.
Large and small triangles placed on diagonals make the Pinwheels really seem to twirl in this unusual quilt. It is very well quilted with flowers in the outer border and several other designs in the interior. Measures 74" x 76"; Pennsylvania origin. Excellent condition.
This Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt displays the strong graphics for which Mennonite quilts are known. The piano key border creates a wonderful frame continuing the diagonal theme. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; made of wools; circa 1890. It measures 72" square; excellent condition.
This is a beautifully quilted example of a Variable Stars Quilt. The white blocks are quilted with clamshell patterns. It is in excellent, professionally laundered condition. The fabrics are richly colored. It measures 86" x 90", ideal for a queen or king size bed. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1850.
This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There i ...click for details
This Irish Chain Crib Quilt is a wonderful miniature quilt. The pieces are small and the quilted vine in the outer border is a nicely scaled down version of what one would expect in a full size quilt. The inner zigzag border is an ideal frame. There is slight fraying on the binding but no other condition apologies. The quilt measures 29" x 39".
This Thousand Pyramids Ohio Amish Crib Quilt has a wonderful arrangement of light and dark fabrics. The light blues are well placed to add to the overall diagonal pattern. Several black fabrics are used. Two of the black triangles are thin but intact. There are no other condition issues. The border is quilted with diagonal lines and the interior with squares on point. Made circa 1920. Measures 29" x 32". This is a terrific example of an Amish crib quilt and easy to hang in many spaces.
This early Kansas Troubles Quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The white blocks are quilted with several different wreath and floral patterns. The border has an extremely graceful feather throughout. It is in excellent condition and measures 83" x 88". Pennsylvania origin.
The maker of this quilt took liberties with the traditional Wandering Foot pattern giving the design lots of movement. Leaves and Four Patches connect the blocks creating an entirely new diagonal pattern. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is crisp and spotlessly clean. It is from New York State; made in the 1880's. Measures 72" x 82".