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This is one nice 2 color quilt, Bud Wheel pattern,, or there may be another name for this unusual pattern. It's a red/orange shade and is fresh and clean and ready to enjoy. The condition is excellent. This beauty is nicely hand quilted at 7-9 spi. The separate binding is stitched down by hand. There is hand quilting by the piece and diamond quilting in the border and the alternate block areas. Looks great on a bed or a wall and works well with so much of todays decor. The size of 77x93 is generous too so would top a queen and have some drop and great to just add color to any bed. Iowa
This is literally one Sweetheart of a quilt... Roses in a Heart applique with a border of applqiue. The condition of this quilt is excellent! It is ready to be given to that special person,,, or just get it for your self as a gift. A nice one also to add to a collection,,, one I have not seen in the many kit quilts I have had. It is a kit quilt and has been washed so is ready to enjoy. There's still some slight tell tell signs on the edge, that says Lee Wards, Elgin, Ill #8-9031. The neat narrow pink separate binding is stitched on by hand. The hand quilting is done at a nice 7-8 spi and also the applique is hand done. A beautiful design with a lovely border and it is very appealing. Generous in size too at 76x89 inches. Don't let this one get by for Valentines Day!!!! Sweethearts can be friends, mothers, sisters , wives, a grandparent, daughters, partners.....it fits so many!!!
Offering this unused mint condition quilt ,,, Ohio Stars. It looks not to have been used and was probably just stored for many years. Fabrics look to be from the late 1800's to turn of the century. Circa 1900. It is all hand quilted at 5 spi and has a wonderful backing. Double line Baptist fan hand quilting. For the binding the backing is brought forward to the front and hand stitched down. A very usable quilt. From central Missouri.
Offering this attractive pieced Basket pattern quilt with appliqued handles. From the midwest and looks to be an Amish or Mennonite quilt. The conditon is very good having only some subtle fading that is occassionally seen in the Amish quilts due to the solid colored fabrics used and this quilt was displayed or lightly used at some time, but shows no wear. The 2 colors are soft grey and wine. The Baptist fan quilting shows off quite well and the lines are close together. The hand quilting is at 7 spi. The backing is a shade of grey also and may be hand dyed. The quilt looks to be all hand pieced. For the binding the back was brought to the front and is hand stitched down. Midwest USA
Offering this unused mint condition Signature or Friendship 8 Point Stars quilt. The quilt was never washed and appears that it was just stored and unused. Often these quilts were kept in the cedar or blanket chest and only brought out for special times. There's lots of names on the quilt and it is dated 1920. It is all hand quilted at 6 spi and the binding was brought over from the back and stitched down by hand. Some of the names on the quilt include Edna Kerschner, Erma Nabor, Clara Busch, Hulda Ernst, Geraldine Hanks, Ruby Lee Tillman, Maurine Johnson, Alic Baumgart, Edna Knauf 1920, Leona Gemaehlick, El Vina Frick, Alice Balzer and more. I acquired it in Custer County Oklahoma,,, but haven't done research on these names,,, so I'll leave that up to someone that might want to know more aobut these women.
This Variable Stars quilt or sometimes called Ohio Stars, is from a local estate,,,Cordell , Oklahoma. Acquired from the Weleda Intemann estate. The quilt is in excellent condition and is all hand quilted at 6 spi. Solid colored fabrics were used in making the quilt and for the binding a red shade of fabric was used. There's a water spot, shown, it appears on a block on the edge. The binding is stitched on by machine. Oklahoma
This 4 Point Connecting Stars quilt may be a Bi-Centennial quilt from the 1970's. The condition is very good. The quilt has had a bath and is ready to enjoy. All hand quilted at 6 spi. A true patriotic quilt that displays so nicely. Missouri
This is a fabulous chintz quilt that is in fabulous condition. Looks unused and has never been washed. The glaze is still on the chintz. Circa 1830's and the size is 100x108, another detail of an early quilt. A wholecloth quilt that is all hand quilted at a nice 7 spi. Signed on the backside corner note attached,, Catherine P Evans. This name could be researched. These quilts of this age don't come along frequently and especially in this condition. For the binding the back was neatly turned to the front and hand stitched down and oh so narrow. Acquired in the NE USA. Originally in a quilt collectors estate, so unsure where she acquired it. Again,,,, this quilt would be considered excellent or even mint in terms of conditon. I see no wear or damage.
It's hard to get a wedding ring quilt much nicer than this 1930's beauty. Qualities we like to see in quilts are in this one. It has the condition,, excellent, the quilting, all hand quilted at 9 spi, neat narrow separate binding stitched on by hand. The pattern,,, one that many know and are familiar with, but this one has the smaller rings and also the pieces are much smaller than typical wedding rings. So many 1920's and 30's depression fabrics. Nice generous size of 71x89 inches. Looks to be unused and has had a light rinse. From the Lycoming County Pennsylvania area.
This special quilt, an Iris applique is in mint , unused condition that has had one light rinse and is clean and ready to enjoy. All nicley hand quilted in double line crosshatch quilting patterns at 8-9 spi. Wonderul use of colors for the flowers, what a fresh look any time of the year. The quilt has a double border and a separate green binding that is stitched on by hand. This is one of the collectible Mountain Mist patterns. A generous size of 78x94 inches. The quilting is also like that of the original MM quilt. Displays well on a bed or even displayed on a wall.
Offering this quilt called Road to California and sometimes called Jacobs Ladder. Patterns will be called differently at times depending on the region of the country. The quilt is in excellent condition and is just a 2 color quilt making it so easy to decorate with other mixed colors. The fine hand quilting is at 8-9 spi. The separate pink binding is stitched on by hand and this quilt is very usable. It was displayed in the Pink Exhibit at the Road to California Quilt Show in 2013. This quilt will also be in the Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness gallery... From Ohio.
This is one great quilt to display on a wall and also looks wonderful on a bed. The colors of green and red make this a standout. It is all hand quilted. Rockland, Massachusetts estate. (more images and information coming)
This signed quilt by Sarah Porter Blazer and dated 1858 reminds me of a Sunflower pattern or a Peony. I wondered about the date of 1858, thinking that may be the year Sarah Porter Blazer was born as I didn't really feel it was made then, but more of a circa 1880's-90's quilt. That could have put her in her 20's or 30's when making the quilt. The quilt came out of the Kansas City, Kansas area. This quilt may have originated in Kentucky or Tennessee. It is in excellent condition and looks unused. The hand applique is very nice and there is quality workmanship. The hand quilting is done at 12-13 spi, so fine. This is not a busy quilt and can be used in many ways. Note the way the flower is made with the thin green strips separating the petals and the lovely cheddar centers. This is a 6 block quilt and displays quite nicely. Kansas
Update,,, I recently was contacted by a quilt research person and she found this through her research: "Sarah Porter, born 1842 in Ohio married Jefferson Blazer in 1858 and in 1880 was listed in the census as living in Kansas. " This gives the date, 1858 some meaning that this is most likely a wedding quilt. It may have been made by Sarah herself or even possibly a wedding gift made by someone else presenting it to Sarah.
Offering this attractive pieced Tulip pattern quilt from the Dorothy Bass and Ertes Roy estate of Rocky, Oklahoma. This quilt is in excellent condition, looks unused and has never been washed. It is all hand quilted at 7-8 spi. Quilted by the piece and finished off with a light yellow binding which was stitched on by hand. Generous in size. It is also stitched on the back corner... Made by MOMA CANNON 1940. It came from the estate of a family that originally came from Arkansas and Alabama. Some of their family quilts are in the Oklahoma Heritage Quilts book. Rocky, Oklahoma
Offering this well made antique quilt, one I am unsure of the pattern , so called it a 4 Point Touching Stars or Stars and Diamonds. ( Just found a pattern similar called Kaleidoscope pattern and also Rock Garden) The condition of the quilt is mint and looks to be unused and maybe washed once. It is hand quilted at 7 SPI. Double line quilting in the diamonds. An extra nice addition with the pinwheel pieced blocks in the corners. For the binding the back is brought forward to the front and machine stitched down. This quilt is dated 1918 on the back corner on attached piece of fabric and notes "From Grandma Stark. Made after I was 95 years old. Christmas 1918." Ohio.
Offering this unusual strippie quilt with flowers appliqued and applique sawtooth or dogtooth edgeing making up the strips and border. So unusual to see the applique red and green triangles. The quilt is in very good condition. The hand quilting is at 6 spi and the applique was done by hand. The quilting is done with a light yellow thread. There's even a few French knots in the flowers. The separate red binding was stitched on by machine. I acquired this quilt in Indiana. Actually, I have another quilt similar to this pattern (it does not have the appliqued tulips in the strips as the only difference, but quilted with tulips), and it was also bought in Indiana,, so I am wondering if originated from the same area. Was most likely a published pattern. Will be listing it on the web site also. Just listed the other "mate" to this quilt,, it is Q-771 and located in Gallery 1. They are much alike , but not identical. Would make a great pair.
Offering this attractive pieced basket quilt in colors of red, white and blue giving it a patriotic/Americana feel. Displays well. The basket is pieced and the handle is machine appliqued down. The condition is excellent. It is all hand quilted at 8 spi and the quilting pattern is the Baptist fan pattern. For the binding the backing was brought forward to the front and machine stitched down. Clean and ready to enjoy and it doesn't have to be the 4th of July!! Stillwater, Ok. estate.
Offering this wonderful quilt, Nosegay, that has a similar look to the Anne Orr patterns. Note the surrounding staggered border of the small blue postage stamp squares. Anne Orr was known for her style of quilts that often were called "Computer Quilts", due to the fact that they were small postage stamp sized blocks put together with solid colored fabrics and had a rather Deco like computer generated pattern. Sometimes they looked like flowers or baskets, such as this and are more visual when standing a few feet from the quilt and seeing it hung or displayed on a bed. The condition of the quilt is mint and unused. The quilting is small grids and patterns. Hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi. The separate narrow blue binding is finely stitched on by hand. An excellent quilt to add to a collection, especially if looking for designers quilt patterns of the early 1900's.
This information was forwarded to my by a an email and is much appreciated as to the background on this pattern. " Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times. Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts. Here is her quote: "This quilt is included to show how other companies proof Flowers. I did remember seeing this in one of Merikay Waldvogal books - Soft Covers for Hard Times. Merikay indicated (page 36) the name of this pattern is Nosegay, however, she included it in her book as an example of how other companies produced patterns SIMILAR to Anne Orr's popular cross-stitch style quilts." Aslo noted in the book on page 36 is that this pattern appeared in Country Gentleman(Feburary 1940) in the 1940's.
Offering this great patriotic applique quilt, called the American Eagle Quilt. It was a kit quilt offered by Paragon Needlecraft #01128. This was the colors in the kit of just gold and white.There were 2 other colors offered in this kit. A great eagle in the center of the quilt with stars surrounding and urns of flowers in the corners. The patriotic swag and stars border set off the quilt. There are roses in each claw and a branch in the beak of the eagle. It is circa 1950's and is cotton and all hand quilted at a nice 6-7 spi. It is also hand appliqued. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt is in excellent condition and has had a bath, so is ready to enjoy. It can be hung as art or displayed on a bed. What a great quilt to add to a collection. From Virginia.
This atttractive Tree of Life quilt is in excellent unused condition. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi and hand bound. The binding was done by turning the front to the back and hand whipped down. I love the use of the different colors used in making the quilt, as it adds some cherriness to the pattern. This pattern usually seen in a 3 color combination, makes this one stand out with the different use of colors. Also note how the maker did the corners of the quilt. It has a double row border. It is a pieced quilt , mostly by hand with some machine piecing on the border.This quilt displays well, as all the trees run the same direction, so can be hung easily.
Offering this Cactus Basket pattern quilt that is also called "Cake Stand". The quilt is in unused condition and is excellent/mint, having had a light bath and is ready to enjoy. All hand quilted at a nice 7-8 spi and the rose colored binding is also stitched on by hand. The "baskets" are a popular double pink colored fabric and the alternate blocks a nice small checked gingham fabric. The background on the baskets is a small print shirting fabric. The small blocks are only 5 1/2 inches in size. Note the one imperfect block as shown. Sometimes that was done intentionally by the quilt maker. This was due to the belief that only God was perfect. Northwest Ohio area.
Offering this early Peony Applique quilt that is in excellent condition. Virtually unused and has had one bath. This is a pieced and applique quilt. It is hand quilted at 6-7 spi. The pattern also might be considered a Carolina Lily. So unusual is in the alternate blocks a stem and leaves appliqued. Wondered if the maker just didn't want a plain block and decided to put in that extra. Heavy quilting done in the Baptist fan style. Set in blocks with a green sashing. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. There's an initial E stitched on the backside, but no other information to add, other than it was acquired in Pennslyvania.
Offering this attractive Six Point Stars quilt that is in unused condition,, mint and never washed. The colors are great and the prints in the stars are "happy" ,, as I call them. This quilt has an unusual border of the solid colored stars and the solid colored hexagons. There are stars quilted in the hexagon blocks. The yellow backing is a nice shade of yellow. The hand quilting is well done at 7 spi. A separate binding of green was stitched on by hand. The size of this quilt, 86x89 , makes it one of the larger quilts and therefore can be used on a variety of beds if desired. One can tell the maker of this quilt was particular,,, the maker even hand pieced the stars and hexagons. Lots of work went into this quilt. Displays well.
Offering this handsome Log Cabin quilt- a Barn Raising pattern. Condition is excellent and is ready to enjoy. It is hand quilted at a nice 5 spi. It looks to be unwashed. It is selfbound by turning the front to the back and hand stitched down.There is another quilt from the same family, a Log Cabin q-664, made just like this only some of the fabrics differ, but could possible be used as a pair. This quilt may have been made a few years later. This quilt has darker green fabric and more red was used too in the blocks. The border has a darker double pink . There is cable quilting on the border. Take a look at the other quilt on the web site and there's an image of both quilts at the bottom of the page where all the images show. Click on the image of this quilt to get all the pictures.Take a look!
Offering this attractive Log Cabin, Barn Raising pattern quilt that is one of a possible pair. The conditon is excellent. It is hand quilted at 6-7 spi and for the binding the front is turned to the back and hand stitched down. Red centers and a border of double pink that has cable quilting pattern. From Pa. I have added an image of this and quilt, Log Cabin #2, q-665( on the right side of the picture) that are from the same family,, but #2 has a darker green fabric and darker shade of double pinks. They could be used as pairs, but there are different fabrics used. Take a look at both.
This Churn Dash vintage quilt is in mint/excellent condition, as it looks to be unused and was stored. Unwashed and clean and ready to use. The scale of the pattern is on the smaller scale. It is all hand quilted at 8-9 spi. It also looks to be hand pieced. The separate binding is stitched down by hand, all done by hand. The backing looks to be a pretty flowery feedsack fabric. The fabric between the blocks also looks to be feedsack fabric in florals in a small scale print. This popular pattern is also called Hole in the Barn Door and Monkey Wrench. A very usable quilt. Acquired in Missouri.
This is a great unusual painted flowers state quilt, as the painting is done on the black brushed cotten fabric and it has a wonderful silk sashing of red, white and blue. The state flowers are painted in each of the blocks and it has the name of the state. I didn't check to be sure each flower correlated with each state! The condition is very good with a few slight splits on the binding edge, one image shows a corner. I have seen state flower quilts, but never one done on black ground and sashed like this. The blocks are machine top stitched and there is not really any quilting , but it is backed in a soft lavender/plum silky fabric. Displays well and is an excellent quilt for a collection. Acquired back East, but was told came from Texas.
This deco looking quilt has an Anne Ore pattern look and design. They have also been called computer quilts, which really fit into today with computer language. I'm not sure what it is definately called, so would love input if anyone knows. The quilt is in excellent condition and is hand quilted around each block. The blocks are approx 1 1/2 inches small. The hand quilting is at 7 spi. It is also hand bound with the back turned towards the front and stitched down. A nice 3 color quilt and is also generous in size. Mn estate. I have another on the web site of this same pattern and could be used as a pair and complement each other well. The other quilt is Rosebud #1. Take a look and thanks for shopping.
Great generous size, pattern of smaller blocks and excllent condition, make this a quilt to enjoy and add to a collection, or a great one for a first quilt. Made with solid colored fabrics, a triple border, pattern with a Deco look. The pattern reminds me of one of the Ann Ore patterns. If anyone knows for sure,, all input is appreciated. It has a rose and chain look too for the pattern. Shades of pink, green and blue were used in designing the quilt. All hand quilted at 8 spi. Hand bound too. Minneapolis , Mn. estate. I was told it came from the ladies home whom was in her 50's and it was made by her mom. There is another quilt on the web site with the same pattern, Rosebud #2. Take a look.
This is one of the hard to find variations of the traditional Double Wedding Ring patterns,,, as this has the pieced star in the center of the rings and the rings were done with solid colored fabrics. Note too, how the rings connect, as they come together as points. This pattern is known as the Golden Wedding Ring. The quilt is in mint unused condition and is unwashed. It is all hand quilted at 5-6 spi. The separate yellow binding was stitched on by hand. A nice solid colored backing of yellow . The 3 sides are scalloped and the top is straight. Ready to use or display,,, and it would also make a great gift.
This attractive, popular pattern Flower Garden quilt has what I call the green set of leaves in between the garden hexagons and when looking at it from a distance , it also has the pattern of a star, so called the Flower Garden Star. The quilt is in excellent condition. All hand quilted at a very nice 10 spi. The border is extra nice too as the maker kept the points of the hexagons and then the separate green binding was put on by hand. There is also the 2 extra rows of hexagons on the edge making a nice border that sets off the rest of the pattern. All the hexagons are quilted by the piece which means they are all quilted within the seams. This is alot of work. Displays well and is generous in size. Kansas
This small scale hexagons quilt with pieces only 1 inch in diameter is a labor of love made back in the 1920's or 30's. This pattern is called a Field of Diamonds. Think of the many hours that went into cutting and then hand piecing all the hexagons and then to quilt it by hand. There is also some machine quilting on the border and a small area on one side, unsure why. Maybe the maker was ready to get finished and that was the quickest way or possible she or he,, just got a new sewing machine and wanted to show off the work by adding it to the quilt. We'll never know. The quilt is in very good condition. A colorful quilt with many colors used and some of the fabrics look to be feedsacks. How the quilter coordinated the colors using prints and solids. For the binding the back was brought forward to the front and machine stitched down. The size is quite generous with it being 81x91 inches, so it could work on some doubles or queens or even lay on top of a king bed. This is a Kansas quilt.
Pictorial Childrens Donkey and Cart- Playtime pattern, a Progress kit- circa 1940's, size 48x68. Condition is excellent on this applique youth or crib size quilt. A fun theme with the donkey pulling the cart with the child and mother and along side is the dog, the chicken and the flowers by the roadside.The man appears to be leading the donkey and a young boy riding the donkey. Above is the house with trees and flowers and then the whole design is framed by flowers in the corners. It is finished with a red binding. Lots of detail. In addition to the applique is the use of embroidery. This is a kit quilt, as there are faint dots for the quilting. I am unsure of the company who carried this pattern. ( Recently, 9-2012, had a nice email from lady, this is called Playtime and is a Progress Kit pattern. ) It is beautifully hand quilted and hand appliqued. Quilting is at 8 SPI.