Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.
Unusual and sophisticated Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt in which the patterned fabrics are all paisley shawls. The solid color is a wool challis black. If displayed on a wall, the pattern works equally well vertically or horizontally as shown in a thumbnail photo. Backing is cotton calico. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Amish Straight Furrows Quilt in which the overall design is made of One Patch patterns, rather than the more usual Log Cabin. Very nice use of lights and darks. Well quilted including a beautiful undulating feather throughout the border. Measures 67" x 89". Probably Ohio or Indiana origin.
Light and dark colors beautifully highlight the diagonal diamond pattern of this early crib quilt. It is made of beautiful printed fabrics on both front and back. Probably New England origin; made circa 1850. Measurements are 27" x 30"; excellent condition.
This little One Patch Doll Quilt is a perfect miniature gem. The patches are about 3/4" square. Condition is excellent. It is unusually well stitched for a doll quilt with a small diamond pattern. It measures 9 3/4" x 11 1/4". The binding is the off white backing turned to the front. Made circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin.
Double Pyramids pattern crib quilt (aka Old Maid's Puzzle)that is ever so Pennsylvania. The rust and yellow calico color combination is typical of Lancaster County where this was made. The blocks are nicely scaled to make a child size quilt. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 37 1/2" x 39". Backing is a beautiful brown plaid.
Squares within squares such as this are called an Economy Patch quilt pattern. It is made of a terrific combination of late 19th century printed fabrics. Consistent use of yellow squares on the outer edge make a clever differentiation while actually using the same pattern throughout.The backing is a pink and green calico Bars pattern, often seen in quilts from southeast Pennsylvania. Measurements are 82" square; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Beautiful Feathered Diamonds Quilt with a diagonal sashing. The white open diamonds highlight the fine quilting of feather patterns. The sawteeth, or feathers, are done with a wonderful variety of fabrics. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measures 80" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Cleverly made version of a Hole in the Door quilt pattern. Abutting the blocks and alternating colors gives the addition of vertical and horizontal squares. In addition, the alternating blocks make an Hourglass pattern in the off spaces. The quilting patterns are marked with blue pencil that is the same color as the blocks adding additional patterning. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 75" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
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