Well designed Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt in which the placement of the blue/green blocks creates a wonderful central focus. The front is wool with a variety of cotton stripes for the backing. Measurements are 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. Excellent condition.
This Four Patch within a Nine Patch quilt makes an additional pattern of Straight Furrows with the solid white blocks consistently placed to form diagonal lines. The deep green calico background and many brownish colored printed fabrics form a nice contrast to the solid white blocks. The small scale pieces measure about 3/4" to a side. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measurements are 74" x 86": Lincoln, Massachusetts origin.
What initially appears to be a straight forward Evening Stars crib quilt actually forms an additional pattern. The consistent use of the same white with printed brown triangles forming the points of the stars also makes an Hourglass pattern surrounding a center diamond in a square. The rich brown fabrics blend well with the blue/green corner blocks. Quilted with circles in the small triangles and four lobed leaves in the off blocks. Measurements are 44 1/2" x 45 1/2". Lancaster County, ...click for details
This fine Philadelphia Pavement quilt is done with smaller than postage stamp size pieces for a total of 12,996! The maker took as much care with her color choices as with the piecework. It is an unusual and very effective color palette. This quilt is made by the same hand as the Philadelphia Pavement #1247985 made entirely with solid colors. This one combines both solid and printed fabrics. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Concentric quilted diamonds show up well on the solid blue backing ...click for details
Bold Sampler Quilt displaying 20 different patterns, both traditional and original. The mauve/gray color in the quilt probably began life as a deeper tone but it is very consistent; unusual and to my eye, a very pleasing color. The quilt measures 70" x 86"; probably Southern origin; circa 1890. The back is navy blue against which the white quilting is highlighted.
Dazzling is the best way to describe this Philadelphia Pavement quilt. It is made entirely of solid color postage stamp pieces. The colors are perfectly placed to highlight the diagonal lights and darks. It is in outstanding, un-used condition. It consists of 9191 squares. Measurements are 74" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
This indigo Garden Maze quilt is highlighted with an Evening Star in the center of each block. The two very geometric patterns, as well as their colors, blend well. Quilted with diagonal lines.
It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 84".
New England origin; circa 1870.
This New Jersey Friendship quilt was likely made as a wedding gift. Both the hearts around the central inscription and the pair of lovebirds at the bottom indicate it was a gift commemorating an event related to affection.
Inked signatures are in the center of each star. Surnames include: Hounte; Berger; Huffman; Shepherd and Stevinson. The central applique has a message that is difficult to completely decipher. In part it reads: Life's path led us cautiously (?)------ and no longer forged( ...click for details
This Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is embellished unlike any other I've seen. The centers of each block are embroidered with a variety of flowers. Each log is embroidered with a tremendous number of abstract patterns and the overlapping circles border is likely unique. The quilt is entirely made of wool; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 76.
Beautifully balanced, classic center medallion Tree of Life Broderie Perse quilt. An elaborate bird is perched on each arm of the central tree. Four "dog tooth" borders create wonderful frames. The same chintz fabric is used throughout but has a different appearance depending upon how it was cut out. Well quilted with feather patterns in the outer borders. A wash is optional; measures 94" x 100". Hand loomed, Trenton tape binding. Bennett family of Maryland origin; circa 1830 ...click for details