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18th & 19th Century American Antique Quilts

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it's blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire.

Ila Lace Illusion Dress. Victoria Lace Illusion Dress. Lilliana Ruffle Wrap Dress. Leila Tiered Shift Dress. Ryleigh Lace Halter Dress. Gianna Embroidered Maxi Dress. Talia Tiered Shift Dress. Matilda Burnout Velvet Wrap Dress.

Piper Lace Back Dress. Aniyah Embroidered Shift Dress. Emorie Textured Skater Dress. Finley Off Shoulder Knit Dress. Ariella Button Front Dress. Nina Striped Shirt Dress. Angelina Cross Back Dress. Maya Twist Back Knit Dress. Trinity Floral Shine Jumpsuit. Dahlia Faux Wrap Dress. Marley Scallop Skater Dress. Genevieve Twist Front Knit Dress. Jemma Burnout Velvet Dress. Leia Ruffle Wrap Dress.

Rosalie Ladder Trim Dress. Reina Midi Wrap Dress. Emery Bell Sleeve Skater Dress. Alayna Asymmetrical Button Dress. Mya Faux Wrap Knit Dress. River Velvet Inset Shift Dress. Kira Knit Shift Dress. Cora Lace Insert Knit Dress. Eden Open Back Striped Jumpsuit. Allison Embroidered Shift Dress. We have a swan, which to me represents a relationship lasting a lifetime, flowers and leaves representing spring, summer and happiness.

Created in the s, it appears that the maker was incredibly creative and probably came from a less affluent family. The backing of each block is a much earlier homewoven fabric. There are sleeves or what are called pockets sewn on the back making it ready for hanging.

Equally beautiful would be as a center focal point of your dining room table Ready to be sent for your viewing and approval. A rare, unusual and whimsical homespun woolen blanket, created in mid 19th century is believed to be from VT. Each block is embellished with indigo folk art wool embroidery. This wonderfully warm homespun is not perfect. There are a few moth holes which could be woven, and some wear on the fringe. The fringe has been tightly whip stitched to the blanket all around three sides..

Organically hand washed and now ready for your approval at home. This extraordinarily vibrant and sophisticated Nine Patch on Point quilt has been pieced using the English method.. English piecing creates such a tight seam that the quilt top does not need to be quilted. The English piecing method has been used through out the quilt to join all the other fabulous turkey red calico , alternating joining blocks and the border. All of these pieces are the same Turkey Red calico print. This stunning quilt Measures apx 74 x 88, thus fitting a queen size bed or completely covering the top of a king size mattress.

The creator of this quilt was a premier sewer Hand washed by us and ready to be sent for your approval. The colors used here by the maker have resulted in the creation of a very sophisticated piece of art. Generally, the chimneys on a log cabin are one color, usually red, while here we see the use of a variety of muted colors. This very sophisticated quilt is very unusual on many levels. Silk velvet fabric was and still is one of the most expensive fabrics, leading us to feel that this quilt was made by a woman of comfortable means.

As this quilt had been hanging, there are pockets already sewn on the back of the quilt Do you have either an original or reproduction early American bed?

This textile is usually only found in historic books, museums or antique homes that one would tour This extraordinary and rare Candlewick Spread is almost years old.

Because of the age, one can understand why there are so few of these in existence. Created with cotton thread on a very fine linen fabric; the handwork is breathtakingly beautiful.

The body of the spread is in perfect condition. The fishnet edging needs some restoration, which we can do. At this point I have only hand washed it. The seams are joined with a running back stitch which is so tiny that at first glance it appears to be done on a sewing machine. Early hand work such as this was never meant to come apart I needed to use a magnifying glass to verify this stitch. This incredible bed covering was made 30 years prior to the invention of the sewing machine.

When quilts and spreads were made from this era, this sturdy stitch was used to join seams. We were not a throw away society back then and things were made to last forever. This stitch holds seams firmly together. I have taken clothing apart to use for restoration and sometimes come across this stitch.

This early New England Spread has been organically hand washed and is ready for viewing in your home. This amazing piece of textile art, a. The silk velvet fabrics are an array of gorgeous muted colors; cranberry, brown and rust It is a visually stunning piece of art. The whole cloth backing is an exquisite drapery fabric.

In amazing wonderful condition and completely original. Picture this piece of art hung on one of your walls. This quilt artist has created a log cabin pattern combination that I have never seen put together. The inside furrows blocks are half light and half dark fabric. The fabrics are stunning and unusual. This quilt came to me unbound. We bound the quilt with the same red fabric used in the chimneys.

Why the creator did not bind the quilt is a mystery. A fabric junkie's dream! This quilt would look fantastic either on a bed or as graphic art hung for a wall. In complete, unused condition and ready to be sent for your viewing on approval. This exquisite and very early quilt is comprised of 9 gorgeous feathered touching stars with center sunbursts.

An extraordinary quilt, it is an actual piece of art. Ranking above the top of the antique quilt world, not only for its beauty, but also for the amount of work that it took to create. First the quilt top must be pieced, second it must be stuffed, then backed and quilted. The third step is the very laborious process of separating fibers in the back and stuffing them with cotton.

The back fabric is a more loosely woven linen, making the threads easier to separate. Organically hand washed and ready for your viewing. Call Betsey for more details. The circular quilting around each center sunburst is reminiscent of a Hawaiian quilt of a much later date.

The entire quilt was created by hand and predates the public use of a sewing machine. There is a three dimensional feel to these blocks with each diamond outline quilted. The flying geese border brings this quilt to another level. Each triangle is echo quilted. Fabric on the back is linen while the front fabric is a finer linen along with the faded purple.

Before in America, we were unable to set the color purple, as a result the fabric faded down to these beautiful colors. These shades of purple help us date this quilt to c. Completely executed by hand, organically washed by Betsey and ready for your viewing. I located a treasure. With quilts in my shop sometimes amazing items get overlooked.

Will fit a king size bed with huge mattresses! One of the largest quilts in my possession. The only reference that I have been able to locate is in a Smithsonian book Much more to tell about this quilt. If interested,please call so we may talk.. All organically hand washed and ready for your approval. This wonderful 19th century conversation print quilt is meant for a fabric junkie. Comprising a huge array of expensive calicos and paisleys dating from apx to The quilt was started in and finished in Documented by the quilter.

Quilter's name will be given upon purchase of this textile. Created in the Brewer, Maine area. One can tell, because of the fabrics and yardage used, that this family was of affluent means. The whole cloth backing is a wonderful geometric plaid of gray, white and muted red. The quilt has been pieced in the English piecing method. This method of piecing is the most secure method, preventing the fabrics from coming apart. This quilt is quilted with the herringbone pattern of stitching.

Much of the quilting is difficult to see because of the depth of color in the fabrics. This wonderful piece of history tells us more about the fabrics than the quilting.

Ask Betsey for more information. Organically hand washed and ready for your approval. We have here one of my favorite quilts! I am a fabric junkie I love optical illusion I love wool challis fabrics, and I love all of these colors. Art is very personal I am just sharing why I am nuts about this graphic piece of art This textile is a beautiful piece of art and could easily be the focal point of your room.

Completely hand pieced, created before the sewing machine, each diamond is outline quilted. Ask for more information. Ready to be seen on approval. A very rare and unusual color combination Woven in the mid 19th century ironically created using colors that are very much today's palate. This intricate overshot coverlet looks to be in hardly used condition.

The ecru threads are linen, the green and red threads are wool It was definitely created for warmth by a master weaver. The fringe is sewn on separately so it can be removed if desired or leaving the top of the bed without fringe to tickle you. Will fit a twin, double or queen size bed, a throw for a king size bed or a cuddly throw on your couch I have organically hand washed this coverlet and it is now ready for your inspection,.

How unusual to find a double sided quilt of any size. Usually when a quilt top was pieced it would then be stuffed and backed and be ready to use. In this case, both sides are complete pieced quilt tops.

Crib quilts are generally rectangle shapes measuring apx 36 x You have the optical illusion tumbling blocks on one side and the nine patch block formation on the other. Hand washed by Betsey and ready for snuggling. This huge Variable Star Mennonite Quilt is in mint condition and all hand quilted. Typical of Amish and Mennonite quilts this quilt has been machine pieced.

The entire quilt is covered in a 1 inch grid diagonal quilting pattern. Each ring in the star in the block has identical calico fabric. There are different over dyed green calicos used for the blocks.

This gives us a wonderful study of these early calicos. The size of this quilt will fit a full or queen size bed with a double size mattress, or king with a 7 in overhang. Because of the pattern this quilt may be turned in any direction. Ready for your approval. Completely pieced by hand. I am dating this c. There are many more c.

The backing fabrics date from c. When I purchased this it was a mint quilt. Mint meaning never washed, never used. I have organically washed it so now it is designated an unused quilt. This one quilt can appear to be three different patterns. The streak of lightening design can be used in either direction and the back of this quilt is actually a pieced Bars pattern. Strip pieced backings are a signature of Mennonite quilts.

Because of the quality of the fabrics, one can see that this Mennonite family would have been of affluent means. A magnificent piece of art for your bed or wall. Organically washed and ready to take home on approval. When one first looks at this wonderful textile, one immediately assumes it is an overshot coverlet, as I did.

However, it is not. I have photographed this piece on my dining room table to show how gorgeous it is. Hand washed by Betsey and ready to adorn your home. It will be sent on approval. Truly amazing is this center medallion folk art appliqued and reverse appliqued summer coverlet created by a 15 year old young lady named Mary Ann Wilhelm in Each block appears to be an original design from her artistic eye. Her love of animals and the universe is seen through her eyes.

We have the American Eagle, the symbol of our country, what appears to be St. Nicholas, hearts and birds similar to those seen on Chester County, Pennsylvania quilts. All the work on this incredible textile is appliqued and reverse appliqued on linen from a variety of early turkey red calicoes dating from the late 18th century up until the time this coverlet was created.

From a sociological point of view we know that this young lady was part of a very affluent family, because of the unbelievably high cost of these fabrics. I do not know the exact location of the creation of this piece of art, but I lean towards the Chester Co, PA area. The format of this coverlet is reminiscent of the early English quilts, with its center medallion and surrounding design. This coverlet is in amazing condition. Only in New England were quilts made specifically for 4 poster beds This perfect condition quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.

We are able to assume this because the quilt pre-dates home use of the treadle machine. The huge variety of fabrics used in this piecing could lead someone to call it a scrap quilt, a term from later years. In this case, these pieces of fabrics must have come from an affluent family as they are so expensive.

The backing used is homespun linen, and the thread is linen. The edge of the quilt has been pillowcase sewn and then outline stitched to give the impression of a separate binding.

Ready to see on approval. When this quilt is hung on a wall, the stars appear to pulsate in front of you. One can look at this quilt and immediately see the white blocks, the negative space, with the exquisite, over-the-top quilting.

All diamonds are outline quilted and all open areas of white are sewn in miniature triple line wave quilting. Triple line quilting is a style indicative of the s. Also indicative of the s is the nine block formation, as we have here. Completely created by hand, and made at least 10 years before the sewing machine was in public use, this is a true masterpiece for the wall or bed.

This early quilt is a statement of affluence and good taste. These Turkey Red calico fabrics are truly amazing! The front of the quilt is in excellent, excellent condition. The backing was created from an 18th century home dyed linen that may pre-date the front by years. Due to the acidic dye from the walnut hulls used in the dyeing process, there are places where the fabric is split on the back. There are also water stains on the back which must have been there before the quilt was made because no staining came through to the front.

We can take an early linen and cover up the few areas of the back where there are splits if desired. There is slight wear on the binding, which is unnoticeable, but could be restored if someone desires. The blocks measure apx 11 inches square. The sashing, which joins the blocks, measures 4 inches and the large connecting triangles around the edge of the quilt measure 11 x 11 x 16 inches. When the triangles are combined with the sashing - it appears as a triangle with 17" sides.

Naturally, everything on this quilt is hand sewn as it pre-dates the sewing machine. The triangles in the basket measure 2 x 2 x 3 inches. The overall appearance is pure beauty and sophistication! The quilt has been organically washed by Betsey. The price reflects the area on the back that has some splitting. This pristine mint summer quilt has been foundation pieced. The blocks have been joined together using a method original to New England. All of the fabrics on this quilt are unused and date from c.

The size and graphics of this quilt make it perfect as art for a wall. Because of the repeat pattern, this quilt could be hung completely open, half open or placed over a pole with four blocks showing. Because of the huge array of fabrics, this quilt is a delightful piece for a 19th century fabric junkie.

A huge array of c. The quilt is finished with a Turkey red binding and all hand pieced and hand quilted. This diminutive quilt has been constructed from white linen fabric and linen thread, and is in unused condition. There are two sleeves on the quilt, ready to hang. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.

A soft and cozy lap robe comprised of wonderful velvet mohair blocks of different sizes. There is some moth damage on one of the blocks. Please see the photo. We have discounted the price substantially. The backing is solid peach cotton which is attached to the front with a pillowcase edge and no quilting or tying.

Treadle machine top stitching one inch in from the edge gives a nice finish. Rich toned mohair that is soft and cuddly makes for a wonderful lap robe and would be perfect as a throw on a sofa or bed to bring a spot of warmth and cheer to a room. A terrific and unusual piece for us, it is quite luxurious, a great size, and even lovelier in person. It can be sent to you for private viewing in your home before deciding to purchase. Overshot coverlets were another textile, in addition to quilts, used to keep warm in our cold climates.

The early coverlets were woven from homespun wool and homespun thread. After the civil war women were more likely to purchase the wool and thread for weaving. The coarse wool, used here, was home spun, undoubtedly from the creator's sheep.

This coverlet was made using a large loom. There were at least two sizes of looms: The other method was a large loom, which is what was used for this antique textile. Up until recently there was a wonderful textile museum in Lowell, MA where one could actually see these looms. Unfortunately, due to cuts in budgets for the arts, this museum has closed. I feel that this coverlet is mid 19th century and was created in the northern part of New England, possibly Northern Vermont.

The woolen thread is heavy and course adding extra warmth and durability. One side of this overshot coverlet is predominantly burgundy while the reverse side predominantly a natural linen color. I cannot imagine the months and months it must have taken to weave this piece. This coverlet appears to be unused.

We have organically hand washed this amazing coverlet and it is now ready to be used in your home. Such a unique quilt! This Mennonite maker took a traditional fan pattern and turned it on its head by incorporating the fans into a fabulous crazy quilt in warm hues of brown, russet, palest blue and ivory.

Each piece has embellishment stitching on the seams in a multitude of softly hued silk flosses. The fabrics are a combination of solids, stripes, circles and soft plaids in a variety of soft cottons - most with a beautiful soft sheen - with some fine wool challis pieces interspersed. The resulting work of textile art is a beautiful mix of soft elegance and folk art warmth. A 6 inch wide fan border surrounds the inner design on three sides with a narrower striped border at the top.

The backing of this quilt is strip pieced in paisley and solid brown cottons - see detail images. Hand quilting is in straight lines following the block shapes. This is a unique quilt that would please a variety of tastes; from Folk Art to softly elegant to cozy comfy.

The perfect size for wall art or for use as a throw on bed or sofa. In excellent condition it is ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing. Please ask Betsey for more details. Hundreds of wool and wool challis triangles measuring 4 x 4 x 6 inches. The quilt is embellished with yarn pom poms every two rows at the top of the triangles. The back of the quilt is a royal blue. The binding is a pillowcase binding with turkey tracks all the way around.

I have this quilt on consignment from someone. It is not perfect. There are moth holes and some pieces of wool fabric that are split. However this is not detrimental to an art piece hanging on the wall. Visually it is very folky and graphic. This truly amazing early linsey woolsey quilt has been vegetable dyed in a burgundy wine color not found in the northeast US.

The berries used to dye this quilt are indigenous to the south. Quilted with homespun thread in a herringbone pattern, this early quilt would have served a wonderful purpose keeping people warm in winter.

The creation of this quilt from start to finish could possibly have taken 2 years. Complete original condition and ready to use. This silk velvet log cabin has a specific way to hang because the top of the quilt is without a border. Completely pieced by hand, these diminutive pieces create an exquisite outcome.

The backing is 19th century dress lining. This extraordinary textile will make a perfect focal point for your living room or great room. Silk fabrics will pulsate when properly lit, almost taking on another dimension.

Warm and cuddly and beautifully graphic. This is the perfect description for this wool and wool challis crazy quilt. Created in Pennsylvania with wools of very different weaves adds to the interest of this quilt.

The addition of a triple border is unusual for a quilt of this time and actually the only one I have ever owned. The backing is an exquisite 19th century paisley in blues and browns.

The deep rich colors create a very sophisticated quilt. In perfect unused condition and ready for you to either use or hang as an art piece. This dramatic silk tumbling block quilt is an artistic masterpiece. Picture this quilt hanging in a great room or stairwell. In order for the blocks to be upright, it needs to be hung vertically.

If horizontal, the quilt becomes a sea of stars. An optical illusion, it appears to be stacks of blocks pulsating when put in the proper light. It is comprised of silks dating from to c. The name of the well renowned family will be given at the sale. An optical illusion silk quilt. When I look at the black I see windmills. When I look at the colors I see pineapples.

The joining blocks are created from silk velvet. Some fabrics date back to the s. This quilt must have been created by a woman in an affluent family. They say a picture is worth words. This is the perfect example. Can you imagine this quilt hung on a great wall? Therefore it would work with almost any color.

This quilt is how we kept warm in New England. There is nothing warmer than sleeping under wool. In this case, two layers of homespun wool. The front of this quilt is a whole cloth, homespun Linsey Woolsey. The front and back are two different colors. The front beautiful red color was achieved using a bath of cochineal. The quilting on this is absolutely amazing.

Intricate in detail and a beautiful pattern. The back mustard color was achieved using a bath of saffron, turmeric or safflower. The backing, also homespun, is more loosely woven, as people thought that the back was not as important as the front. Since the weaving was so time consuming, the back is not as defined as the front.

Parts of the stains are on both the front and back, thus the lower price. What a truly spectacular example of Victorian Crazy Quilt! This quilt certainly has it all; beautiful silks and silk velvets outlined with a multitude of Victorian Crazy quilt stitches, with a variety of gorgeous embellishments including raised embroidery, crewel and oil paintings.

A large floral spray is hand painted on wine colored silk, while another piece is executed with raised embroidery using silk chenille. The inclusion of the Dresden Plate block in the middle surrounded by four corner fans creates a center medallion focus, giving the whole quilt a unique visual balance. The beautiful russet silk velvet border has been pillowcase edged. To a lovely, sophisticated russet and green paisley floral cotton backing.

The entire quilt was then reverse tied. A perfect quilt for display as art on your wall becoming the focal point of any room. You may see this quilt on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home. This is the quintessential Lancaster County Amish quilt An early Diamond in the Square quilt created using wool crepe. The center diamond, in this pattern, is a shaded slate blue As with all to my knowledge Amish quilts, this quilt has been machine pieced then exquisitely hand quilted.

We have quilted wreaths, stars, pinwheels, herringbone designs, grapes and leaves vines and meandering wreaths and star quilting on the outer border.

The color combination is exceptionally warm. The entire quilt is an amazing piece of art work. Ready to be hung on your wall or used on your bed. How modern the graphic art work seen here is on this quilt. Hard to imagine that this quilt is over years old. The center medallion,of this quilt measures 32 inches square.

The design for the first center medallion quilts came to America from England in the 18th century. Radiating borders are always seen on a quilt of this design. The edging of this quilt is pillow cased and then topped with a blanket stitch.

The style is called Center Medallion, however originally they were very sophisticated and created by affluent women. This quilt is the antithesis In complete original condition, this amazingly warm quilt can become a beautiful piece of art for your wall.

An amazing piece for bed, couch or wall and ready to be seen on approval. Stunningly simple, this Amish Quilt is called the center square. In this case antique in age while being modern in design. Surrounding the center square are three borders: As with most all Amish quilts, the quilt pieces are machine joined and exquisitely hand quilted.

The center of the center square is quilted with a diamond shaped medallion The outer most borders are quilted with chains and shells. One chain stitch resembles a nautical chain The Center Square pattern represents an early stage in Lancaster County quilt design. Afterwards Amish started creating the Diamond in a Square pattern. I have read that few center squares were made after the 19th century. From that information I would put this one at the tail end of the 19th century.

Even though named a Center Square, it is not actually square in formation or size. This truly amazing perfect condition miniature quilt measures It was created by using both hand and treadle machine piecing. The front fabrics of this quilt are black and red solids in pure silk. The backing is linen. Sparingly reverse tied, this piece has cotton batting. I think this was made by a child's affluent family to be used for her doll.

This probably dates to Today, this little quilt is a fabulous piece of artwork for your wall or to adorn a very upscale doll's cradle. Ready to be seen on approval The reason for the scarcity of these quilts is that they have rarely survived - especially from the 19th century. I purchased this quilt about 15 yrs ago from a private collection where it had been for over 20 years.

The collector is a museum curator. I have in my possession a bible from this family that is being sold separately. The provenance for this quilt will be given upon sale. This piece is too important to hide. An Amish mother would create one quilt for her son to take with him when he married. The rarity of such a piece and the fact that they were used has led to the fact of basically being unheard of. Much of the fabric which makes up the quilt is home spun,.

Most of the homespun fabric is woolen and dates from the Civil War or earlier. We also have dungaree fabric not the 19th century term and some heavy linen fabrics used in the construction of this rare quilt. Just about all of these fabrics are woolen homespun or home woven.

There is both hand and machine stitching, a treadle machine would have been available after c. I am dating this quilt apx c. This fathers quilt is in complete original condition. Yes, there is wear, but not of importance with this rare quilt.

Serious collectors please email or call for a price. This large Overshot Coverlet is made from indigo dyed wool and natural color ecru linen. True indigo does not fade.

In the past I have had coverlets that are years old, worn to shreds, and the indigo wool color is still as vibrant today as it was the day it was created. This will fit a single, double or queen bed. If you choose to use it on a queen bed, we can move the fringe. In perfect, unused condition and easy to use in any room of your home. This will fit a twin or double, or as a cover for a queen or king bed turned in the 91 inch direction.

Hand washed by Betsey and ready for your approval. I have had this wonderful quilt in my living room for years. This quilt is comprised of various sizes and shapes of upholstery fabrics from the late 19th century. The dimensions of this tied quilt make it appear to me that it was made for a Victorian chaise lounge.

I can picture a Victorian woman, dressed in her lounging robe, lying on a chaise covered with this quilt. Yes, these are the colors of my living room! Piecing on this quilt is all done by machine with the binding turned over from the back and then hand stitched down. The backing fabric is an earlier muted burgundy, beige and brown stripe.

This piece is hand tied and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey and is in wonderful condition. If you choose to hang it on your wall, it can be hung in either direction.

I had it positioned over the back of my sofa in an easy to grab place for a covering. This very sophisticated 19th century quilt is all set to be seen on approval.

This is one of the most important doll quilts I have ever had in 31 years of collecting! A diminutive quilt, which has been created to replicate an adult quilt, was obviously a learning tool or one of her first quilts of a child. The irregularity of some of the pieces and stitching along with the rough English piecing are the clues to the age of the girl making this quilt.

In the late seventeen hundreds and well into the nineteenth century it was very common for a Mother to start a child, as early as four, sewing. The Mother teaching here may have come from England as the piecing method is "English ". I had never seen this fabric before, however I finally located it in a museum reference book.

All of the measurements on this piece are approximate and varying because it was made by a child and irregular in nature. What great character this little quilt has! The backing and binding are made from an early 19th century home spun linen. The more I study this piece, the more I love it. A rare and very special doll quilt This spectacular quilt has been in my private collection for years and now it's time for another home.

I feel that a very ingenious woman has combined a number of patterns in the creation of this pattern. All work is completely executed by hand as this quilt was created before the sewing machine was in use. The appliqué stitching is so minuscule one can hardly see it.

The fabrics used to create this quilt are Turkey red, over-dyed green blue was applied over yellow to create green The backing used for this quilt is also linen. Professionally hand organically washed by Betsey and ready for approval to a serious collector: This Double Irish Chain in red and white was created around c.

Heavier in weight, this quilt was made to keep one warm. For some unknown reason it was never used. These squares have been pieced by both hand and machine, sending us a clue that possibly more than one person helped in making this quilt. The squares are red, not Turkey red as the binding is earlier turkey red that dates from before the Civil War.

Postage stamp squares in a 4 patch configuration comprise every other row alternating with a c. This little hand tied doll quilt appears never to have been used therefore is in perfect condition and a happy addition for a collector of dimiative origonal condition quilts.

Found in New Hampshire and now professionally hand washed ,using organic products, by Betsey. Ready to be sent on approval. This quilt is both hand pieced and machine pieced and finished with only hand quilting in very small stitches. Each postage stamp has double edged quilting, one on the inside and one on the outside of the outer edge. The outer exceptionally wide border has 2 separate rows of chain quilting. This sweet quilt appears to be in totally unused condition. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent on approval.

I found this rare, and what appears to be unused, child's quilt in Maine where it originated from the Bethel area.

There is a handwritten note on the back where this quilt has been signed and dated A wonderful, rare child's quilt appearing to be in unused condition. This quilt has fabrics that I have never seen in my 31 years of business. The back is an amazing and rare whole cloth backing of a very early block print calico. The rarity and yardage of these fabrics point to the fact that the creator's family must have been very well off. This special quilt has been organically hand washed by Betsey and is ready to be sent on approval.

This diminutive doll's quilt is completely hand sewn. The Turkey Red calico predated the creation of this quilt and dates from around c. It is possible that this little piece is civil war era.

Appearing never to have been used and in perfect condition, this piece would be wonderful as art on the wall, as a table runner, and of course, as a doll quilt in a cradle or doll's bed. The perfect piecing would indicate that a Mother or another adult created this little quilt for a child.

Why was it never used? Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent on approval. This fact alone is rare, most chimneys are a solid color. The huge array of fabrics date from c. This quilt's format was only made in New England, where each block is individually made with excess fabric on the most outside strips.

The strips are then turned under and stitched together to form the quilt. This makes for a nice summer quilt or a quilt used over a comforter in cooler weather.

The binding is an early wonderful Turkey red calico. The backing has some dark staining on it due to having been stored folded side out and stored against wood. Professionally washed by Betsey. This pristine mint child's summer quilt has been foundation pieced. The border is made from appliqué leaves and tulips in a turkey red and over-dyed green calico.

The over-dyed green calico used in the border is the same used throughout the quilt. The turkey red in the outer border is a flower calico and the turkey red in the main body is a dot patterned calico one I have never seen in 30 years. Tip to tip, the star measures 26 inches. All blocks, large and small, have a similar pattern. This quilt would be great for a queen size bed, the top of a king size bed or on the wall.

Very typical of Mennonite and Amish quilts is that they machine pieced them but always did hand quilting. The binding as usual is applied by machine and finished by hand. The word graphic is an understated description of this quilt. I find it very happy, and a piece that would absolutely bring life to any room, whether on a bed or on the wall. This quilt looks best hanging with the stripes vertical. The quilting on this piece is not as small as some others from Mennonites and Amish, and I wonder if this was done by a younger woman.

The backing calico is a wonderful early geometric print, probably from the s. There has been very minor restoration done on this quilt. The four block design was a mid 19th century formation that was in style for a short period of time.

These quilts were always graphic and most often, if not always, appliquéd. I found this quilt in Pennsylvania. The design used here is apropos to the Pennsylvania Dutch both in design and color. Chrome orange is difficult to find and is one of the colors in demand for designers and home decorators.

Because there are wider borders on two sides, this quilt would fit a queen size bed. The stitching used for the appliqué work are minuscule. The entire quilt is cross-hatched in a one inch grid structure.

The binding is a separately applied twill fabric, using a treadle machine. A stunning piece of art for the wall or on your bed. Organically, as always, hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home. This totally unique Floral Trapunto Appliqué Quilt was created c. As there are no signs of wear on the quilt, it appears to have been only slightly used. We know everything on this quilt was sewn by hand because it was made prior to the invention of the sewing machine.

The quilt is comprised of blocks measuring 12 inches square. To me, it looks as if execution has been of both methods. A solid white square is alternated with a square containing the appliqué work. The leaf and rose pattern is comprised of over-dyed green, turkey red and two different cheddar calicos.

The backing and the front white are linen. The squares were pieced together and the quilt elaborately quilted with baskets of flowers all around the border. The solid blocks in the main part of the quilt are cross-hatched and herringbone quilted so that every bit of this quilt is heavily quilted.

Then came the trapunto -- months and months of work after probably years of creating this masterpiece. The baskets and flowers are all beautifully executed in trapunto.

The resulting effect is an amazing and graphically wonderful early quilt. It is in perfect condition. This quilt can be used on a full, queen or king bed with a 5 inch overhang on the latter. To say this quilt would be fabulous piece of art on the wall of your home is an understatement. Many of my very favorite quilts are made from wool challis. Most unusual for a quilt of this age is the fact that the quilt squares were assembled by machine. The chimneys are comprised of four tiny squares, two red and two blue.

Usually when you see a blue center square on a log cabin it signifies that the home is a safe house for runaway slaves. This quilt would fit perfectly on a queen or double sized bed or become a dynamite piece of art for your wall.

The color palate is seen in many Pennsylvania quilts. In unused condition, ready for your home. This wonderfully graphic quilt has adaptations added to enhance an earlier pattern.

The resulting quilt becomes a one of a kind design. The quilt is comprised of turkey red, tobacco dyed green and white fabric. Sabrina created this quilt by having the feathers look like a pinwheel in motion The teeny tiny applique stitches are so small one can hardly discern them. A quilted wreath design is found embellishing the outer rim of the center bulls eye. There is echo quilting emulating the feathers throughout the main body of the quilt.

Any space where there is not a feather we have what looks like wave quilting. The border design has an art deco feel - which was 70 years before that design was implemented.

There is a continuous branch with leaves and cherries around the border. The resulting effect is one of exquisite needlework and a whimsical yet sophisticated pattern. This quilt came with a hand written note: Other than that, all the facts in the hand written note are correct. This quilt came directly from the family with a hand written note and photograph of the maker.

Upon sale, we will provide all the family provenance. Hand washed and ready for your home. The joining blocks for the broken stars measure 13 inches square. These joining blocks are quilted with double line quilting using perfectly executed stitches.

All white areas around the outside of the touching broken stars, whether in the shape of a large square, diamond, triangle or rectangle, are all quilted in the same manner as the joining square on point between the stars.

The 13 inch joining blocks are not only outline quilted but they are quilted in a very unusual medallion format with abstract quilted areas almost representing a pineapple or fish. These are open for interpretation. This quilt has had some restoration, which is almost impossible to find, in the white areas.

The Turkey Red calico does have some damage, and therefore, this quilt is not perfect.

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