Richly colored Economy Patch quilt with a unique border.
The indigo fabric is especially deep in color and accented with an orange print. The off blocks are a medium blue printed with both fine stripes and small circles. The border is unique. The corner blocks have a quirky touch- two are medium blue Birds in the Air; one is indigo Birds and the third does not exist. Quilted with starflower patterns in the off blocks. Made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 82"; excellent ...click for details
Double sided quilt in which both sides are the same Open Center pattern. The body of the quilt is a black on red print with a paisley border. The condition of one side is excellent; the other has a narrow area of fade. Quilted with diamond patterns. Measures 74" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
A variety of flowers and a bird and butterfly adorn this unusual mantelpiece cover. The embroidery is all done in wool. Most of the applique is wool with a bit of velvet.
It measures 70" long and 9" deep. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
It's safe to say that this doll quilt is unique pattern. It is pieced; appliqued and embroidered and looks something like an aerial landscape of farmland. Measurements are 19" x 26"; circa 1920. It is made primarily of cotton with a bit of wool for the embroidery.
Finely quilted Delectable Mountains crib quilt from the 1920's. The blue is more of a cornflower shade than may appear on the monitor. The Wild Goose Chase border is a clever way of continuing the triangle theme with a different, compatible pattern. Freshly laundered; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin.
This classic Nine Patch quilt is enhanced by a triangle border of a complimentary fabric. The deep indigo of the nine patches are set off by the blue and rose striped triangles. It is very finely quilted with a variety of patterns. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 96" x 98", ideal for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Finely crafted version of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt. Printed wool challis fabrics are beautifully combined to make the concentric diamonds pattern. Solid wools are used for the two borders that are quilted with cable patterns. They beautifully frame the central pattern. Measurements are 82" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This patchwork quilt consisting of squares on point made of 49 blocks is done with the utmost precision. Meticulous care was used in making the corners with the same yellow and indigo fabrics highlighting the intersections of the blocks. Red and green were used in the centers of each block although with a variety of fabrics. Similarly, a variety of red, brown and pink fabrics were consistently placed. The deep indigo is the only solid color; all others are prints including the background. The qu ...click for details
The colors and fabrics give this One Patch quilt a most sophisticated look.I consider it a poor man's Paul Klee painting. It is made almost entirely of satins with a cotton sateen back and is in pristine condition. It is quilted in diagonal patterns in red thread both of which add to the texture of the quilt. Measurements are 62" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Bold String Stars (aka Spider Stars) quilt done in the fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The blue calico ground and double pink sashing and border scream Lancaster County. Solid colors used in the center of the stars highlight their octagonal shape. The dark solid colors are indigo, not black as they may appear. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. In the upper right corner is the name Bertha done in paint. Measurements are 77" x 80".