New York Beauty is a difficult pattern to execute which may be why I have never before seen them done as a pair. This pair is especially well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are quilted with finely stitched bouquets of flowers. At the intersections, the maker made the unusual choice of miniature Dresden Plates. The colors are very soft and pleasing.
Included with the quilts is a matching pair of square throw pillows.
One quilt measures 63" x 96" and the other is 63" x 100"...
Alphabet quilts are a rare breed. When attempted, the maker often has difficulty getting the 26 letters to be placed symmetrically but the creator of this quilt found a good solution. She created star like blocks for the top and bottom corners making it all come out even. There is a quirky element, though, in that only the letter J has a period after it. What could that represent?
This quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920's...
This Feathered Stars quilt is exquisitely made in every way. It is tightly pieced with small triangles to the stars as well as the triple border. Placement of the stars creates wonderful positive/negative images with the off blocks. Floral medallions are quilted in the square off blocks. The diamond shaped blocks are quilted with a variety of floral; fylfot and heart patterns.
The quilt is in pristine condition...
Early Mosaic Hexagons quilt with a central star. The star is made of 10 irregular pie shaped pieces. The entire rest of the quilt is made of hexagons. The background looks as though it is solid fabric but in fact, it is made of hexagons of the same material
that abut one another.
The quilt is made of a glorious combination of fabrics from the first quarter of the 19th century. Quite a few are glazed. The quilt is in excellent condition...
18.5" x 21.5" In what appears to be original frame and eglomise mat, signed by the young woman with stitched this extraordinary needlework picture, Mary Ann Earle.
This classic Nine Patch crib quilt was made with a well balanced group of fabrics. The top row of similar tones was probably made to indicate the end used for the head.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition.It was made circa 1880; York County, Pennsylvania. The backing is a Bars pattern. Measurements are 40" x 49".
This unusual Bars quilt is made of two printed fabrics. A paisley pattern is used for half of the Bars and the border. A second, very compatible print is used for the alternating Bars. Quilting throughout is with double rows of diagonal lines.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition.
Measurements are 72" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This Pot of Tulips quilt has an unusual quality that makes for something of an abstract pattern. The combination of color; the shapes between the pots as well as the placement of the floral designs make one step back for a moment to realize that the primary pattern is actually the Pots of Tulips.
The quilt measures 78 inches square. It is freshly laundered and in pristine condition. Made circa 1900; Pennsylvania origin.
This precisely made New York Beauty quilt is a fine example of a desirable and difficult to execute pattern.
It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. The quilt measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
It is not often that I get a nice quilted pillow case never mind that it has brown and blue calico fabric. It is all hand sewn and the fabrics are 1870's. It is a size that fits regular bed pillow. I used a fairly large puffy pillow and it still worked well. There are a few penny sized spots that have started to fray a little but it would be fine on a guest bed or stuck in a comfy easy chair. It is 22" by 15". (Bed pillow doesn't come with it.)
This Thousand Pyramids doll quilt is also a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. It has 104 full size different triangle blocks as well as 16 partial triangles creating the border. Fabrics are from the 1870's and 1880's. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 1/2" x 14 1/4"; New Hampshire origin.
How often do you see a flame stitch mat? This one still has vibrant color. The foundation is a loomed homespun. It has a spider web fringe that is so fine and beautiful. I have taken pictures of the 3 areas of with condition problems. There are two small holes and one larger one. The fringe also is sparse in many areas around the mat. That said this is a rare form of flame stitch and is paper thin and very finely woven. It is mid 1700's and is 6" by 11".
This antique Amish mat is hand braided and really nicely hand sewn. It is in near perfect condition with some minor surface abrasion. It is very tightly braided and to the touch it feels like it has some wool in the fabric. The colors are a green/blue, pink and purple. I lies perfectly flat on the table. 10" by 13" Late 19th C.
Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Very heavy hand loomed American blanket is a great brown and cream wool. It has a center seam, is nice and clean but it is not without condition problems. It has a few areas of a red staining looks like berry stains. It also has holes not from moths as much as from being caught on bed springs. It is 70" by 90" and is very heavy and rich with color. Circa 1840 On sale was $345.
This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around...
Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.