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".
Bold LeMoyne Stars Quilt framed by a wonderful border of diamonds. Red is slightly softened from washings but fabrics are all strong. Spotless condition. Quilted with diamond patterns. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.
Elegant Tree Everlasting quilt pattern done with glazed chintz. Well quilted with oak leaves in the white bars and cable patterns on the chintz. The chintz is the same fabric throughout but is distributed so that one can see pillars, lattice baskets and flowers in different areas. Excellent condition; circa 1850. Measures 91" x 98"; Pennsylvania origin.
Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.