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.
Double Wedding Ring with a much more abstract quality than one usually sees in this iconic American quilt pattern. The use of solid and printed fabrics and their particular placement gives this an unusual sophistication. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts features an out of the ordinary Wedding Ring on the cover of the catalog of the exhibition "Quilts and Color: The Pilgrim/Roy Collection". This quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 82" x 84" to outer edges ...click for details
This Floral Bouquet applique quilt is one of the prettiest I've seen. The blue alternate blocks perfectly offset the airy flower arrangements. The graceful border is the ideal continuation of the floral blocks. It is very well quilted with round wreaths in the blue diamonds and elongated versions of the pattern in the blue half blocks. Measurements are 69" x 84": pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
This robust floral applique quilt is a blue ribbon winner from the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis in 1935.
Initially, I was puzzled by the tag on the back stating "Made by R.B. Powers; Ashley, Ohio." I did not understand why an Ohio maker won the Indiana prize. Someone kindly pointed out that Rollins Powers was the name of the company that created the fair ribbons.
It should come as no surprise that this quilt won the blue ribbon. It is a wonderful, lush pattern in which the leav ...click for details
Hawaiian applique quilts are made with a central design format as seen in this fine example. Echo quilting outlines the appliqued patterning. The wonderful color of this applique quilt conveys the warmth of the Hawaiian sun. It is golden but not the neon tone that may appear on some monitors.
This quilt was made by Addie Bissell Durham during the time from 1937- 1940 when she lived in Hawaii. It is in excellent, unwashed condition with one small spot near an edge. Measurements are 84" x 10 ...click for details
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.