The Wheel of Mystery is one of the most "op" of quilt patterns. Positive/negative images seem to circulate endlessly. The use of solid color fabrics heightens the impact. Done in a beautiful shade of medium blue that is also used for the backing.
Measurements are 67" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; made in the 1920's. Pristine, unwashed condition.
Very well made Nine Patch doll quilt with the blocks placed so as to form diagonal chains. The solid red centers are especially successful in carrying the eye across the diagonal and continuing the color of the border and binding. Measurements are 20 1/2" x 27 1/2". Quilted with squares set on point; excellent condition. Made 1930's; Pennsylvania origin.
This traditional Hawaiian applique quilt is done with colors more typical of Pennsylvania than Hawaii. I don't think I've seen another Hawaiian quilt with this rich teal background. It is stitched with echo quilting, typical of Hawaiian quilts, that follows the pattern of the applique. Hawaiian quilts are always striking with their strong central pattern but the colors of this example make it particularly so.
Measurements are 74" square; very good condition.
Delicate colors make this Double Nine Patch quilt very fresh and airy. Solid color pink centers anchor each block and also form diagonal chains throughout the quilt.The same coral-ish pink is used for the back and binding. It is nicely quilted with diagonal lines. Measurements are 72" x 88"; made circa 1930; excellent condition.
This Lancaster County Amish four patch in a nine patch quilt is brilliantly arranged.The maker used the same colors throughout but placed them so as to create the unusual overall X pattern. This might be a one of a kind.
The solid color blocks and border are beautifully quilted with floral wreaths. The body of the quilt is in outstanding condition. There is some fraying to parts of the binding. Measurements are 72" x 78. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
This graceful Crossed Flowers applique quilt is a Mountain Mist pattern known as Old Fashioned Rose. It is densely quilted with a waffle design throughout. The squares measure a mere 1/2" to a side. The shaded pinks and yellows blend perfectly with the greens of the leaves and stems. Measurements are 79" x 82". The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name.
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This is a beautiful example of the much sought after, Delectable Mountains quilt pattern. It is done in a pleasing soft shade of pink. The center forms an Evening Star pattern and it has a wonderful zig zag border framing all. Embroidered in a corner is the name Edna M. Adams and the date 1929. It is the same Edna Adams who signed the Star quilt item # 1238674, although this time she added her initial, making her easier to trace if one wanted. It is in excellent condition and very nicely quilted ...click for details
This dynamic quilt is made of a unique combination of Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) and Tulip patterns. The way in which the tulips are placed around the star gives the overall pattern a whole different outline. Continued placement of the tulips in the corners really fills out the entire composition. Signed "Edna Adams 1931" in embroidery. Pennsylvania origin; Measures 74" x 76". Background is a very pleasing dusty rose color.
This hooked rug is made to look like the Log Cabin pattern usually associated with quilts. One can see this rug in several ways; there are five light and dark blocks; pinwheels and hourglasses. Lights and darks are well placed to give lots of movement. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 40" square. Made of wools; circa 1920. Ex- Barbara Johnson collection.