Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".
This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.
This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.
This Thousand Pyramids Quilt is made with a huge variety of printed fabrics that are beautifully combined. The placement of lights and darks gives lots of movement to this popular pattern. It measures 86" x 97", fitting a queen or king size bed. New Jersey origin; circa 1880.
Excellent, unwashed condition.
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.