Vintage and antique applique quilts are offered for sale on this page. Applique quilts are those quilts that one piece of fabric is put on top of the other, usually the ground fabric and stitched down either by hand or machine. These may be 19th or 20th century quilts.
This attractive pieced and applique quilt,,, Tulips framed by wonderful triple sashing and then bordered by the flowing vine tulip applique border is a real delight. Bright colors of 2 shades of red, green and some gold/yellow included on a white ground and has cotton batting. Bound with the gold/yellow fabric by hand. The condition is mint and looks to be unused, and has had just one bath. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi and the flowers are hand appliqued. The quilt is ready to enjoy, is clean and fresh. Texas estate.
Offering this unusual version of what is not a typical Sunbonnet Sue applique pattern quilt. She is bending over a bit and showing her well???,,, not for sure. Maybe just picking flowers! Note all the great expressions on her face by the use of embroidery! The condition of the quilt is very good. It is all hand quilted and hand embroidered. She's quite a conversation piece. I cannot find a pattern name for her so we might consider this one of the more unusual patterns. (more infor to be added)
Check out this unusual setting for an Ohio Rose applique quilt, in that the use of the flying geese borders were used for sashing and 2 borders on the sides. Almost set in a strippie style with the 2 rows of big blocks. An 8 block pattern of applique and pieced work. The quilt is in unused mint condition. Looks to have never been washed. Note the 2 different colored threads used for quilting. All hand quilted at 7-8 spi and the applique is also done by hand. A nice neat green binding was stitched on by hand. Fabrics of green, madder, double pinks and more. Displays well and can be shown in so many ways. New York estate.
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 for sale this excellent antique quilt, a Whigs Rose and often called Democratic Rose. The condition is excellent. All hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi and the applique is done by hand also. For the binding the early corded style was done of which there is some slight wear on the corded binding to be expected on a quilt of this age. The colors are good and note how all the applique has stuffed work. Not only the flower is stuffed, but the vines and the leaves are also stuffed. Some background on the quilt is that it came from the Goldsmith family. I was told the family moved from New York to Prince Edward County Canada in the 1850's. The quilt has been professionally cleaned and is ready to enjoy. A special quilt for a collection. It displays well and can be shown or a bed or displayed on a wall.
Offering this older applique quilt, called Princess Feathers or sometimes called Plumes. It is all hand quilted in the fan pattern. Lots of close quilting. The condition is very good. The applique is stitched on by machine,,, a way to show in those times that one had a sewing machine, as is sometimes noted. The binding has been replaced, but old fabric used. It is stitched on by hand. The colors of red and tan feathers make up the 6 block pattern. A very usable quilt and displays well knowing it is over 100 years old!
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.
This youth or crib size quilt looks to be in excellent condition. A quilt of 9 blocks embroidered of different whimsical animals. Nicely hand quilted at 7 spi and there's a separate blue bindng that is stitched on by hand. Set with blue and blue backing. A couple slight spots that could wash out. The quilt has been washed at some time, so can be used and washed carefully as it's a very usable sturdy quilt.
This charming childs crib quilt,,, an applique with a central theme of the mother bear putting the baby bear to bed? All hand quilted at 7-8 spi and hand appliqued. The condition is excellent. This was a kit quilt. The separate blue binding was stitched on by hand. Ready to enjoy...
Offering this wonderful, unusual Basket of Flowers quilt with a curving vine applique border. The condition is excellent. The button hole applique technique was used for the flowers of blue, pink and a soft green. The vining border is also a soft green. The beautiful hand quilting is done at 10-11 spi. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. Note the way the baskets are designed with the tall handles and the flowers and the use of embroidery making up part of the basket base. A unique pattern that displays so nicely and is fresh and ready to enjoy. Massachusetts
Offering this applique quilt, Oakleaf, from circa 1880's-90's of red and a fugitive green. The condition is good and the quilt has had a bath and is ready to use. Clam shell quilting pattern. This is a 9 block quilt and displays nicely. The binding, stitched on by hand has some slight wear in a few places. All hand appliqued and hand quilted at 6-7 spi. Take a good look at the nice applique stitches, as shown.. From Nacadoches, Texas area.
Offering this attractive blue and white Snowflake applique quilt. Circa 1880's. Looks like a Pennsylvania paper cut pattern. All hand quilted at a nice 8 spi and it is also hand appliqued. There are many hearts quilted for the quilting pattern and also clamshell quilting. This may have been a wedding quilt. The conditon is very good with just a couple spots as noted and some very light binding wear (shown) on 2 of the sides. This is a summer weight quilt and is light and fresh and looks wonderful as a wall quilt or great on a bed or displayed. For the binding the backing is brought to the front and hand stitched down. Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Offering this unusual child's theme quilt with a farmer boy or often called Overall Bill or Sam doing so many activities. He is going fishing, playing fetch with his dog, hoeing the garden, feeding the rabbit, pushing a wheelbarrow, jumping rope, feeding the chickens and more. This is more of a sampler of activities that one might find a child doing on a farm. The quilt is in excellent condition. All hand quilted at a nice 7-8 spi and all the applique and embroidery work is also done by hand. So much detail went into each block. The binding is done the knife edge style and is machine stitched. A special quilt that would be a great birthday present or one to add to a collection of more unusual quilts with a theme. Pennsylvania
This unused North Carolina Lily quilt looks to be never washed and is in excellent condition, I would call it mint as it was most likely stored and well taken care of in its 100 plus years since being made. Very nicely hand quilted at 9 spi with some of the pencil lines still evident. It also looks to be hand pieced and the stems of the lily or peony are hand appliqued. Wonderful soldis of red and cheddar make up the flower and a deep green print for the stems. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. Interesting how a couple of the alternate blocks have interlocking circles quilted and not the cross hatch as in most of the others. Pennsylvania
This early red and green Mexican Rose Variation quilt is selling in "as is" condition. It has the most wonderful quilting stitches and the pattern and border really add to the interest in this quilt. There is stuffed work/trapunto in the red petals and the vines. Lots of work went into making this early beauty. Actually the quilt is very sound, with wear mainly in the red fabrics as the fabric used just did not hold up , as the ground is very good with just a couple of spots and the green fabric has no wear. There is some what looks to be light water spots. The neat original binding is in great shape. Someone at some time replaced some of the red fabric on the red applique, as shown, but with TLC, could be restored with the correct soft/faded red of the time or even some faded reproduction fabric. The quilt could also be enjoyed as it is knowing that someone over 150 years ago made this quilt with skilled hands and care. The hand quilting is very well done at 10 spi. There are 16 blocks that make up the quilt with an interesting pattern. Lots of pictures to examine and enjoy and decide if this quilt is right for you. The quilt came from a Massachusetts estate.
Offering this folky type applique quilt, Coxcomb and Currants. It is a 12 block quilt and all hand quilted. The quilt is in mint condition, unused and never washed. These quilts are getting harder to come by. The hand quilting is done at 7 spi and the applique is also done by hand. There are gentle scallops on 3 sides of the quilt. A 3 color quilt of orange and green applique on an off white ground. Don't you love the applique circles around the bud. A separate green binding that is stitched on by hand. This is more of a bold pattern and really looks great as a wall quilt or on a bed. Texas
Offering this darling crib of puppies and kittens appliqued with a green border. The animals were hand appliqued using a button hole stitch. Note the detail on the faces of the puppies and kittens. The condition is excellent, unused and washed once and is ready to enjoy or use. Nice hand quilting at 9 spi and even some of the pencil lines still show, so this quilt really hasn't had use and was probably stored. Crosshatch quilting. For the binding the backing was brought forward to the front and hand stitched down. What a nice baby shower gift. Illinois
Offering this early circa 1870's Acorn Bud quilt with lots of initials quilted in the ground of the quilt. The quilt is in good condition with some popping in the border fabric, a couple of the applique and small bite out of the border as shown. Lots of close hand quilting at 8 spi. Some of the initials include JW, LEW, JEL, JLW, RW, LW, JOW, MAW, OW, MRW. Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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 2 color Vermont Basket quilt that was made using an earlier pumpkin colored print. The condition of the quilt is very good with just some binding wear on the top edge and a few slight spots as shown. From the late 1800's and has several interesting quilting patterns. It is all hand quilted at 8-9 spi. The separate binding was stitched on by hand. The baskets are pieced and the handles are appliqued. Nice workmanship and displays well. From Vermont.
Offering this well made vintage Dresden Plate quilt from the 1930's. Love the hand quilting on this as it has a small clam shell quilting pattern and the quilting is done at a very good 8 spi. The appliqued plates are machine stitched down. A generous size of 79x94 inches, makes it one that can be used on a variety of beds. For the binding the front was turned to the back and hand stitched down. This is an Ohio quilt.
Offering this great western themed pictorial crib quilt from the 1950's, Round Up Time. Depicting 2 children and their horses at the ranch with their dog. The quilt is in very good condition and has been washed, so is ready to use and enjoy. All ahnd quilted at 6-7 spi. It is also hand embroidered and hand appliqued. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. This was a 1950's kit quilt and was a very popular pattern. It took alot of work to finish one of these quilts. This was one of a pair, but selling separate.
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 beauty of a quilt, the American Beauty applique quilt . It is all hand quilted at a nice 7-8 spi. The applique is done by hand too. The quilt is in excellent condition and is ready to use and enjoy. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. This is a kit quilt, by Progress #1366. There is feathered cable quilting around the central medallion. This quilt displays well and can be used on a bed or even displayed on a wall. I have another quilt like this on the web site, Q- 679, American Beauty, so if available, could be used as a pair !!
Offering this delightful vintage quilt, a pictorial of a young cowboy and cowgirl riding their horses and the dog and calf and other scenes depicting western life. Also in the corner with applique and some embroidery is a tepee and , in addition ot the cactus and fence, Indian child holding a pot and much more. The details are great. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is all hand quilted at a nice 8 spi. The applique is done by hand and nice embroidered accents of flowers and grass. This was a kit quilt from the 1950's with a theme so popular today too. The separate red binding is stitched on by hand. The quilt has had a bath so is ready to use and enjoy or display in so many ways.
Offering this heavily quilted earlier quilt, Laurel Leaves applique with quadruple border, circa 1880's that is in very good condition. Popular colors of that time period for applique of red and greens. Can't you just see this on the wall or draped over a table or chair at Christmas!! The quilting is outstanding. Triple lines of hand quilting is done at a wonderful 10 spi and the rows are so close together. The separate green binding is stitched on by hand. All the applique is done by hand. The quilt displays well. Lancaster County, Pa. estate.
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.
Offering this fine Mothers Dream pattern quilt. It is really a beauty! Great, mint condition, unused and fantastic quilting and applique.The fine hand quilting is a precise 10 spi and the applique and reverse applique is also quality workmanship. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. The size is generous and looks great as wall art or on a bed or add to a collection of fine quilts. Kansas
Offering this attractive Rose Applique or has a name of American Beauty quilt with a scalloped border. The appliques in the corners and the vines on the sides really set off the central bouquet of flowers, stems and leaves. This is a late 1940's kit quilt. It was a Progress kit, I believe. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi and is hand appliqued. There is beautiful cable feathered cable quilting and also grid patterns in the ground areas. The separate green binding is put on by machine. There's a couple loose spots on the binding to restitch down. The condition is excellent and has had a bath so is ready to use and enjoy. This quilt looks great on a bed or can also be hung on a wall as "flower art". Massachusetts...... I have another one of these on the web site, Q-732,,, American Beauty, so if available, could be put to use as a pair!!
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.
This is an attractive early applique quilt from the 1880's that is nicely hand quilted at a tiny 10-11 spi. It is hand appliqued too with tiny sitiches. Condition is excellent with a handful of age spots and slight thinning of a couple red flowers applique. Hand bound using a separate tiny binding. It has a name written on the back side corner that looks to read Anne Smith, as shown. I like the way the flowers curve towards each other and the big cheddar center in the flower. Quality workmanship. From St Lawrence County in northern New York, Potsdam.
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.