For unknown reasons, the New York Beauty quilt pattern was most often made in the South. This example is no exception as it was made in Kentucky.
It is a difficult pattern to execute and this is especially well pieced and quilted. It has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. It has been laundered throughout its lifetime so the colors are a bit softer than they originated but consistently so. An old stamp on the back has the name PS Walker. Measurements are 70" x 82&q ...click for details
The combination of Caesar's Crown with Mariner's Compass patterns and their placement are brilliant. The central and corner block compasses draw the eye throughout the piece. The floral chintz border and pink sashing soften the geometry of the pieced patterns. Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. There is very slight toning to the back that does not show on the front. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 96" square.
This powerful Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin Quilt is unusually sophisticated in its use of color. The rich chocolate brown; salmon; blue and green work perfectly together. The piano key border is a is a clever continuation of the shape of the logs while varying them slightly. The quilt is made of fine wools with a cotton back. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 76" square. York County, Pennsylvania origin.
Rarely does one see a crib quilt as a scaled down version of a
Straight Furrows Log Cabin. This fine example is in pristine, un-used condition. The back is a Bars pattern often seen in the quilts of
southeast Pennsylvania. Made circa 1880. Measurements are 40 1/2" x 47".
This Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Diamond in a Square quilt has it all. The four very dark green squares in the center diamond and the Nine Patches around them create an additional subtle diamond within the central one. Rarely, rarely does one see a Diamond variation surrounded by Nine Patches. The quilt is made of wool with stars quilted in the solid color blocks. The outer border has the classic Lancaster Amish feather pattern quilting. The photos do not do justice to the rich jewel tone ...click for details
This Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards quilt is made with a rich combination of colors. It is black with what can best be described as a rosy terra cotta. Embroidered stitching in white lightens the entire piece. The wide triangle border is a nice continuation of the geometric pieces between the hearts. The curved and geometric patterns of the quilt alternate as to which is primary. The maker took the time and care to make an additional twist to the corner blocks. In sum, it is a masterful version o ...click for details
This stunning Mariner's Compass Quilt is enhanced by the Wild Goose Chase sashing and border. It is a difficult pattern to execute and this one is very finely done. The reds are a variety of closely related printed fabrics. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Made in Pennsylvania in the 1830's. Measurements are 82" x 87".
This Hourglass Crib Quilt on a striped ground is an unusual but very successful pairing of patterns. The choice of satin fabrics is also out of the ordinary. It is in pristine condition and is mounted on a stretcher measuring 31" x 31 1/2". It is very effective as an abstract design both vertically or horizontally. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1890.
This Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt has everything one could want in this classic pattern. It is done in a beautiful shade of slightly gray/ blue. It is nicely quilted with a diamonds pattern and has a triple border. Condition is spotless. Measurements are 71" x 73" Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This rendition of Birds in the Air is certainly an imaginative one. Each large triangle is filled with cotton crazy patches. It is finely made and in pristine, unwashed condition. The small irregular pieces look like a collage. The off blocks are a tiny indigo and white gingham check fabric.
The indigo print backing and inner border are from the 1920's while all is is from the 19th century.
Measurements are 68" x 74"; Pennsylvania origin.