Rug, Karabagh Armenian. CA 1940. Highly colored with floral design. Measures: 79.5 x 54.5 inches
Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition...
This indigo Garden Maze quilt is highlighted with an Evening Star in the center of each block. The two very geometric patterns, as well as their colors, blend well. Quilted with diagonal lines.
It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 84".
New England origin; circa 1870.
This Elongated Stars quilt is an unusual combination with the Hourglass off blocks. Both are strong patterns that work well together. It is quilted throughout with clamshell patterns. The border is an especially unusual fabric that has a Native American feel.
The quilt is made of two white fabrics. The difference one sees in color is not dirt but rather the slight variations in materials...
This Streak of Lightning quilt is most unusual in its construction. It is made with small triangles, more reminiscent of an Ocean Waves than the usual Streak of Lightning. It is exquisitely quilted with detailed wreaths and hearts in each white block. It is made with a beautifully coordinated selection of printed fabrics. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 82" x 96": Pennsylvania origin. Made 1870's.
This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.
Classic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in beautiful light wools. Has a great deal of whirling movement for which this pattern is known. Excellent condition; desirable piano key border on three sides. Measures 68" x 75". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Most unusual Amish/ Mennonite Turkey Tracks quilt from Zoar, Ohio. Both palette and fabrics are out of the ordinary. Done in what appears to be an early acetate(?). Well framed by a Fence Rail pattern border. Pristine condition. Circa 1920; measures 87" x 88".
This Hourglass Crib Quilt on a striped ground is an unusual but very successful pairing of patterns. The choice of satin fabrics is also out of the ordinary. It is in pristine condition and is mounted on a stretcher measuring 31" x 31 1/2". It is very effective as an abstract design both vertically or horizontally. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1890.
Very striking version of a Baskets quilt of Lancaster County Mennonite origin. All quilting done in dark thread with the exception of the handles which are machine quilted in white. Border fabric is a slightly darker red of cotton sateen. Blue is actually a dark navy. Measures 78" x 82".
Embroidered pinwheels of this type are usually seen decorating pillows; rarely are they an entire quilt pattern. This Lancaster County Amish example is very well planned out with diagonal rows of color. Background is men's wool suiting fabrics. Quilted in green thread with zigzag patterning throughout the border. Measures 75" x 78". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Postage Stamp quilt with a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics. The two borders most likely date to the late 1880's or 90's. Alternating the printed blocks with white ones gives the overall pattern a nice twinkle. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The borders are quilted in a chevron pattern and the body of the quilt with diamonds. The back is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 79". Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County) origin.
This Evening Stars Quilt is a lovely variation of a traditional pattern. Placing one star within another and placing the red stars abutting one another creates a variety of optical illusions and additional patterns. The quilt is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; circa 1880.
It is finely quilted with several different floral patterns in the white blocks, a nice counterpoint to the geometric stars. It has been professionally laundered...
This traditional Tree Everlasting quilt pattern is done in soft printed fabrics of the mid 19th century. Perhaps it was the maker's attempt at humor to use a fabric of printed blue leaves on a pattern known as Tree Everlasting. It is well pieced and quilted with particular attention to the detail of the many triangles. Measurements are 86" x 94". Excellent condition.
Several features elevate this One Patch Quilt pattern far beyond the basic pattern that it is. Subtle variation in the use of printed red fabrics add an effective shading. Abutting the blocks gives a nice positive/negative effect and finally, the strong zig zag border frames it all beautifully. The quilt is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. The white blocks alternate two different leaf patterns.
Measurements are 68" x 72"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This Chimney Sweep quilt is a friendship quilt in which the center of each block is signed. More unusual is that it is also a charm quilt in that none of the fabrics are repeated. Perhaps each signer was asked to provide his or her own fabric. They are all beautiful, mid 19th century prints.
The quilt is in excellent condition...
This One Patch quilt made almost entirely of plaid cotton flannels is both simple and sophisticated. It took an artistic eye to put together this large combination of plaids in a palette of mauves, grays and browns. The four deep indigo squares are wool, also plaid. The backing is also a plaid flannel with striped flannel on either end.Measurements are 64" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.