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".
This charming hooked rug shows two cats with a variety of flowers of vastly different sizes and shapes. Soft colors are brightened by the judicious use of red. The rug is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 19" x 30". Pennsylvania origin; late 19th century.
This traditional Chimney Sweep (aka Album Patch) quilt is done in a nice variety of printed fabrics with the red center as the only solid color. Pinks are placed symmetrically around the red center and in all four corners indicative of the careful planning with which this was made. Half blocks are used on all sides to create a nice inner frame. The quilt measures 80" square. Several very light smudges but essentially very clean with strong fabrics. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
This Variable Stars with Applique is one of the gentlest, most subtle quilts I have seen. The Stars are color arranged to form a pattern of concentric squares. Appliqued vines and flowers in the border echo the center medallion design. Hearts in the center are repeated in each of the four corners. The center is signed HAS and dated 1846 in minuscule cross stitch. It is in excellent, unwashed condition; measures 85" x 92". The maker's warm feelings are clearly reflected in this unus ...click for details
This traditional Irish Chain quilt is more "dressy" than one often sees because of the elegant glazed chintz border. It measures a generous 82" x 96" as one would typically find in the mid 19th century when this was made. It is in unwashed condition. There is some light discoloration that would most likely be removed with a wash. The entire back is a glorious fabric shown in the last thumbnail. It would make an equally beautiful whole cloth quilt when used on the reverse.
This Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt has lots of swirling movement as the name implies. The dark centers are made of a combination of blue and brown fabrics giving added richness to this vibrant pattern. The front is almost all wool with velvet centers to each block. The yellow fabric and backing are cotton. Excellent condition; circa 1890. Measures 72" x 86".
This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail ...click for details
Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.