Velvet Hexagons Quilt that has the lights and darks of stained glass. The texture of the velvets combined with the jewel colors give a real richness to this piece. Wonderful striped border. Velcro sewn to back - ready for hanging. Measures 64" x 68". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
One Patch Doll Quilt with a nice assortment of late 19th century fabrics. Wonderful scale to the blocks with each patch less than 3/4" to a side. Some blocks charmingly made of several pieces. Wear to one block visible in thumbnail photo; some wear to the back also seen in close-up. Measures 13" x 19". Probably New England origin; circa 1870.
Densely pieced Trees quilt makes for a veritable forest. Floral printed fabric perfectly continues the tree theme. Nine Patch corner blocks are a great ending for the triple borders. Pristine condition; professionally laundered. Measures 64" x 76". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Crib quilt with unusual arrangement of Nine Patch set in Bars. Orange centers add just the right zing to this charming piece. Nicely quilted with extremely tiny stitches. Front is in excellent condition; a small area of wear on the back does not come through to the front. Measures 29" x 39". Circa 1880; Wisconsin origin.
Outstanding, rare pattern of a Delectable Mountains crib quilt done in one of southeast Pennsylvania's favorite color combinations. Well pieced and quilted. Unwashed condition; water marks on back do not show through to the front. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1870.
Crisp and unwashed Hourglass (aka Bow Tie) quilt in typically late 19th century calico prints. Wonderful small scale to the blocks; each is
3 1/2" square. Lights and darks give a crisscross effect with lots of movement. Measures 77 " square. Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.
Early Variable Stars Crib Quilt done with a nice assembly of calico prints. The center four stars, all in the same materials, form a center medallion. Nicely quilted. The front is in very good condition. Damage to the back, visible in thumbnail photos, does not go through to the front. Measures 41" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Extraordinarily rare crewel embroidered Waist Pocket dating to about 1800. Wool on linen with cotton binding. Incredible condition. Unusually bright and colorful. Professionally mounted on stretcher that measures 15 1/2" wide and 18" long. Found in Pennsylvania.
Powerful Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin Quilt. Solid red and white heighten the graphic impact of this pattern that traditionally has lots of movement. Half blocks serve as a border. Pristine, unwashed condition. Measures 82" square; circa 1890.
Great combination of Bars and Nine Patch Quilt. Extra bonus is the Cheater's Cloth backing, making it totally reversible to a printed patchwork. Nine Patches are smaller than postage stamp size. Each piece is a miniaturized 1/2" to a side. Excellent condition; damage to only one block - visible in last of the thumbnail photos showing the Nine Patches. Terrific fabrics both front and back. Measures 76" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.