The depth and richness of colors on this Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt are unparalleled. Possibly unique border. Pristine condition; circa 1870. Border and backing are cotton; body of quilt is wool challis. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 84" square
An exuberant quilt that is unusual in several ways. The egg yolk colored centers of each sunflower date to about 1890. The three different printed fabrics used for the diamonds all date between 1830 and 1850. Wonderful border treatment really does give the effect of rising suns. Very well quilted; unwashed condition. Fabrics used for the white background have aged to different shades of ivory. If washed, they would likely all be closer to the same shade of white but I prefer to let a quilt remai ...click for details
Beautifully pieced Feathered Stars Quilt done in pink and green calico, prototypical colors of southeastern Pennsylvania. Unwashed condition; has one very light spot on one of the pink calico areas that only can be seen in certain lights. Extremely dramatic. Measures
78" x 98"; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Dramatic version of a Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern done primarily in wool challis with a few logs in silk. Beautiful fabrics on the front as well as the back which is also pieced. Excellent condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 80" x 90".
It seems as though this quilt pattern would have a romantic or imaginative name other than the obvious X but I have been unable to locate one. In any case, it is remarkable how such a simple pattern can form several combinations and with the appearance of so much depth. Rich colored calico prints are terrifically offset by the solid white. Pristine, professionally laundered condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78" x 88".
This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Many features make this a very well executed version of a Double Nine Patch pattern. The blocks are postage stamp size. Each piece of the Nine Patch measures barely one inch. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. The colors are well placed with reds consistently making up the center. In addition to the Double Nine Patch pattern, it is laid out so that one gets a diagonal chain effect as well. Has been professionally washed. Measures 78" x 92"; Maryland origin; $695.
This Bear's Paw has the quilting and border treatments typical of many of Maryland's finest nineteenth century quilts. The double sawtooth border encases lovely vine quilting. A wreath within a wreath is quilted in each of the white blocks. Measures 94" x 96". Has been professionally laundered. Maryland origin; Circa 1870; $1650.
What first appears to be a simple Baskets quilt is actually quite a complex pattern. Multiple designs are created by tilting and turning the direction of the Baskets. Most striking is the Hole in the Barn Door pattern created by the convergence of the four basket bases. Illustrated in Quilts 2004, a copy of which is included with purchase.
Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 62"; $1600.
Very well done version of the Irish Chain, one of the earliest patterns. This example was made circa 1890; finely waffle quilted. Has two different red printed fabrics against a solid white ground. Nicely framed by a wide outer border and two narrow inner borders.
Measures 70" x 82"; Bally, Pennsylvania origin. $795.