Wow - does this pop or what? This Star of Bethlehem quilt (aka Texas Star) is from Oley, Pennsylvania. It has all of the bold characteristics often seen in Berks County quilts. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics which adds tremendously to the impact of this dramatic pattern. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The back is pieced with Bars pattern using the same green fabric and pink fabrics as are on the front of the quilt.
Measurements are 82" square. Made circa 1880.
This Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin doll quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. The concept of a central Blade with a piano key border could not be better. Pink strips are regularly placed in the corners and middle so it seems that the maker was intentional in her choices. Execution, though, is a little wonky which actually adds a lot of charm. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 18 1/4" x 19 1/4". Excellent condition; made circa 1880's in Pennsylvania.
This is one of the finest and earliest pairs of pillow cases I have had the pleasure to own. They Streak of Lightning is a pattern rarely seen in pillow cases. They are in excellent condition with beautiful fabrics and hand crocheted lace on the edges. Measurements are 17 1/2" x 31" including edging. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830's.
This Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt is done on an unusually large scale. Each block measures about 12 1/2" square. It is very well quilted with floral patterns in the center of each block and a particularly graceful feather in the border. Measurements are 76" x 90"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This finely made Melon Patch Quilt is done with an unusual fabric that is a wonderful teal blue/green tone. It is well quilted with stylized floral patterns throughout.
It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 88" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
This Delectable Mountains pattern is exquisitely quilted. It is filled with several floral and feather patterns. The curved designs of the quilting patterns are a terrific counterpoint to the sharp edges of the quilt. That fact as well as the light blue color give this very geometric pattern a soft feel.
It measures 74" x 76"; outstanding condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880
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.
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