What may initially appear to be a basic Log Cabin quilt actually has two unusual features. The centers are chocolate brown which is a variation from the far more usual red centers. Second is the border fabric of vining leaves. It has a shading going from white to tones of gray that is most unusual for a nineteenth century quilt but is contemporaneous with the rest of the piece.
The quilt is in excellent condition; measurements are 72" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Th ...click for details
The primary pattern of this very graphic quilt is meant to be Tumbling Blocks but the three dimensional squares also alternate with the appearance of six point stars.
The use of solid colors enhances both graphic effects. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern and a flower in the center of each side. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Everything about this multipatterned Flower Basket quilt is intensely detailed. The triangles forming the Baskets are extremely finely pieced. It is very well quilted with small diamond patterning throughout. One wonders whether the maker chose the Garden Maze sashing for the graphics alone or because of the complementarity of the name with the flower baskets. In either case, it works well. The appliqued double sawtooth border nicely continues the triangles theme with a slight twist. Pennsylvani ...click for details
Well made classic crossed flowers Laurel Leaf quilt. It's interesting that the maker chose a totally different type of leaf for the applique and reverse applique border. The thin batting makes the quilting difficult to photograph but it is very well done with fairly elaborate patterns of flowers and wreaths. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. What may appear as tiny brown spots seem to be cotton seeds within the batting. Measurements are 82" squar ...click for details
This Starburst pattern is well crafted in every way. It is beautifully quilted with an unusual wavy border; flowers in the corners and diamonds throughout. It is well pieced and has the unusual touch of the Star actually being appliqued to the blue ground. It is in outstanding, unwashed condition. Measurements are 88" x 94". The backing is made of three different double blue calico prints.
This Mennonite Touching Stars quilt clearly reflects the Victorian era in which it was made. The stars are made of totally irregular pieces similar to those used in Victorian Crazy quilts. It is all wool with a nice variety of embroidered stitching throughout the stars and the Four Patches between them. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 78" x 82". The backing is a Bars pattern made of red and blue homespun type checked fabrics making it reversible to a totally different k ...click for details
Eleven hundred forty triangles make for a wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt. That number includes only those in the body of the quilt. The corner blocks add another hundred and forty four. This pattern is evidence that more really is more. The quilt is in excellent condition; it has diamonds quilted in white thread throughout the border. Measurements are 40" x 48". Made circa 1880's.
This Crazy Starburst quilt is unusual for two features. It has 16 points which is twice the usual number. In addition, it is made of totally irregular, crazy patches rather than the traditional diamonds.
It's looks like something one would see in a kaleidoscope. There is some slight fading to the red ground but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 68" x 72". South Carolina origin; circa 1880's.
This Hourglass quilt (aka Bowtie) is graceful and airy. It is very well quilted with wreaths in the white blocks. The same triangles of the Hourglass are turned on their side to create the very effective double sawtooth border. The quilt measures a generous 84" x 96", large enough for a queen or king size bed. At some time, the binding was replaced. There are no other condition apologies. Made in the 1870's.
This Nine Patch quilt is made of an fabulous grouping of late 19th century printed fabrics. The plaid off blocks are a nice extension of the Nine Patch theme. Half blocks form a great inner border in addition to the triangles on the outside edge. Measurements are 85" x 88"; excellent condition. Made 1870's; Pennsylvania origin.