This Mennonite Octagons quilt is unusual in both color and pattern. Dividing each octagon in half gives a subtle zig zag effect to the entire piece. Very nicely quilted. Mint,unwashed condition. Measures 82" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Striking variation of a Delectable Mountains quilt with a terrific positive/negative effect. The Squared off edge of each block makes the actual pattern a cross between Delectable Mountaains and Double T. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Measures 64" x 72". Pennsylvannia origin; circa 1880.
Charming Schoolhouse quilt made very lively by the use of solid red fabrics. While traditional in some ways, the quilt also has an interesting abstract quality due to the placement of the varied colored vertical and horizontal blocks. Has several very light smudges but essentially in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 69"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Twentyfive Patch quilt done in a beautiful, soft shade of blue. Sawtooth border is a slightly different fabric that is perhaps 2% darker than the interior. Pristine, unwashed condition. Body is quilted in straight lines; border is a cable variation. Circa 1920; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 72" x 74".
Exquisitely quilted variation of a Cockscomb appliqued quilt. The more traditional version of this pattern does not have the vase in which the flowers are sitting. Finely crafted in every way; beautifully quilted with many different elements and very well appliqued. Wonderfully out of scale as is often the case with 19th century quilts of flowers in containers. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measures 88" x 91"; circa 1870. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Family name available to pur ...click for details
Evening Stars quilt with a terrific assortment of red printed fabrics dating from the 1830's - 50's. Sashing and border fabrics appear closer to 1870. Paisley prints consistently used in the intersections. Excellent condition. Measures 78" x 81"; Pennsylvania origin.
Probably an original combination of pieced and appliqued quilt patterns.
Gentle in both pattern and tones. Blue is a softer cornflower blue than shows on my monitor. Flower buds are delightfully quirky. Pristine, unwashed condition with pencil marking still visible. Measures 65" x 81". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This Irish Chain Crib Quilt has it all. The pattern and scale are wonderful. The condition is immaculate. The fabrics could not be better - including the cheater's cloth (printed patchwork) backing. Dates circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 32" square.
At first glance, this doll quilt appears to be floating diamonds, but in reality, each block is an Economy Patch pattern in a lovely, diminutive scale, as is the entire quilt. Measures 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". Totally reversible to a Bars pattern backing. Pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890 (with some earlier fabrics).