Sassy is the best description for this colorful Log Cabin Quilt. The bold pattern is made even more so by the use of color and fabrics. It is made of wide strips of colorful satins. The backing is also an unusual choice of yellow damask linen. Measurements are 80" square; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
No need for electricity when you have this brilliant Log Cabin Quilt to light up a room. The boldness of the pattern combined with the satin fabrics make for a brilliant, somewhat whimsical statement.
Measurements are 70" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Excellent condition.
This elegant white trapunto was made originally as a dresser scarf but would serve equally well as a wall hanging. The grape; leaf and heart motifs are sewn with the tiniest stitches imaginable. The three dimensional effect is achieved by spreading apart threads on the back to insert additional cotton.
Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1820. Measurements are 33" x 54" including fringe.
Excellent condition. Measures 33" x 54".
Beautifully quilted Irish Chain pattern with a strong Wild Goose Chase border. The hard edges of the patterns are softened by curvilinear patterns within the dense quilting. It measures 92" x 102", ample for a king size bed. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; dated 1844. Professionally laundered and in spotless condition.
Soft toned floral print fabric combined with large open spaces makes for a gentle quilt in this Lattice pattern. The white blocks are quilted with sunbursts and pinwheels. An inked signature says M.L. Himbolt. Measurements are 83" x 86". Condition is good but not perfect. There are several areas of slight weakness to the fabric. It has been professionally laundered. Dates to the 1860's.
This Double Hourglass crib quilt is more complex than it may first appear. The white triangles are set in four indigo diamond shaped blocks. The sawtooth border and four patch corner blocks are a good juxtaposition to the indigo ground. Each corner has an embroidered initial and the date 1900. Measures 28 1/2" square; very good condition. Pennsylvania origin.
It is difficult to imagine a more lush garden of chintz fabrics, exquisitely placed together. The maker cleverly created an open diamond in the center frame which is the perfect transition from the straight lines of the outer borders to the circles in the center. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There are some water marks on the back that do not show on the front. The quilting in the center is in a clamshell pattern, relating to the circular appliqued motifs. M ...click for details
This Mennonite Diamond in a Square quilt has the unusual addition of a square within the diamond!
It is made of wools that are in very good condition but do have a few tiny holes, as shown in thumbnail detail. The use of several different red wools in the sawtooth border make for a nice variation. The maker was clearly influenced by the traditional Lancaster Amish Diamond in a Square pattern. The execution of this quilt is more crude but in some ways, more graphically effective because of the u ...click for details
Unusually large pin cushion done as a Pineapple Log Cabin. It measures 4 1/2" a 8" and 3" tall. It is made of fine wool and is probably filled with sawdust. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin. Made in the 1870's.
This elegant Lone Star Quilt was done with the utmost care and precision. It is quilted with tiny stitches in a variety of floral patterns. The selection of fabrics and the way they were placed is exquisite. The center of the star is repeated in the clusters of flowers around it. These fabrics were cut from the same material used for the outer border. The quilt is in excellent condition. The colors have mellowed consistently. It can be washed to create a brighter background but that does not see ...click for details