Feathered Stars Quilt done in a most unusual, saturated color combination. The background is a deep red on black print on which the blue calico stars really "pop". The background print in the body of the quilt consists of red grapes, leaves and vines. The same color print is used on the border but one with different leaves and vines. The backing of the quilt is a Bars pattern of irregular widths. There is some discoloration to the back but the front is in excellent condition. Measureme ...click for details
Nine Patch Quilt made of fine, printed wool challis fabrics on both front and back. It has a wonderfully rich color palette. Measurements are 72" x 88". Very good condition. There is a weak spot on one corner where it appears to have gotten caught on something. Made circa 1870.
Animated Wild Goose Chase Quilt (aka Spiderweb) with tiny triangles. Each measures about 1" wide x 1/2" tall. The small size in addition to placing them vertically and horizontally makes for a very dynamic pattern. Red stars at the intersections are the perfect highlights to give focus to the overall pattern. Most of the red stars are solid fabric.They are turkey red; not as orange as on my monitor. Several are a printed fabric with red and a few were probably red that faded to tan. M ...click for details
Nicely made One Patch quilt in which the pieces are set on point in groups of squares. The groups, made primarily of printed fabrics, are separated by solid white diamonds making a nice distinction between groups. It has a wonderful array of late 19th century fabrics. White binding is the backing turned over. Excellent condition; there is damage to one square. Measures 62" x 75". Maine origin; circa 1880.
Red and blue LeMoyne Stars crib quilt made even more charming by the quilted inscription "Grandma's Darling". Finely quilted with patterns of small squares. Measures 36" x 43". Three striped borders continue the patriotic theme. Excellent condition with very slight wear to a small part of the binding.
Good things really do come in small packages. This miniature quilt measures just 9 1/2" square. It is a perfectly scaled down version of a full size quilt. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung as a small piece of art. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt in an unusual color combination. A rich milk chocolate brown sets off the other colors and makes them pop. Alternating use of colors in adjoining blocks makes for multiple patterns. There is no batting; quilted in brown thread. Excellent condition; measures 72" x 82". North Carolina origin; circa 1870's.
Charming Baskets crib quilt that combines a traditional pattern with an abstract twist. The handles of the baskets are cleverly used to create an inner frame. Measures 38" wide x 37" tall; excellent condition. Connecticut origin; circa 1880.
Unusual hooked rug of hexagons filled in with a variety of patterns. It is made of wools; circa 1920. Mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The stretcher is 36" x 73. The rug is in excellent condition. There is a puncture on the foamcore backing that does not go through to the rug.
Solid colors make the positive/negative effect of this Steeplechase Quilt (aka Millwheel) especially vibrant. It is done in an unusual color ever so slightly more pink than cafe au lait. Nicely quilted with flowers in the body of the quilt and cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 70" x 86". New York State origin; circa 1920.