Vibrant and dramatic Trip Around the World quilt framed by a zig zag border that repeats the dark and light of the quilt. Nothing subtle about this; it is totally "in your face". Unwashed condition; one small, light spot on a red block. Measures 83" x 86"; circa 1890. Pennsylvania origin - where else could a quilt like this come from?
Privy pocket that is extraordinary in several ways. Most wonderful are the graphics; the Irish Chain is set to create striking diamond and X patterns. This is the only privy pocket I have seen that is quilted; usually they are simply pieced like a quilt top.This is also earlier than other with which I am familiar; dates circa 1860. Hanging tabs; binding and one edge show some wear but the body of the piece is in very good condition.Measures 21" square; Pennsylvania origin.
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.