Offering this extra nice quilt from Pennsylvania, Garden of Eden. The pattern to me looked like a 4 block variation so I was glad to locate the pattern name for it. The condition is very good and I don't see any wear in the nice selection of early fabrics. Possibly never washed. It is all hand quilted at a fine 9 spi. The quilt has a nice print backing too as shown. For the binding the back is brought to the front and stitched down by hand. A nice collectors quilt. It displays well too. Almost looks like a game board from a distance. Pennsylvania
Offering this patchwork quilt of small blocks about 11/8 inch size. This looks to be a One Patch quilt, but part of the quilt looks like a single Irish Chain pattern when viewing from a distance. The quilt is in excellent condition and has had a wash so is fresh and ready to enjoy. It is all hand quilted at 6-7 spi. Some of the fabrics used in making the quilt were floursacks or feedsacks, so popular in that time and a great way to reuse the material. For the binding a knife edge method was used. This is a very usable quilt and one that's a good scrappy quilt with all the various prints and solids. Central Missouri.
Offering this fabulous Log Cabin Quilt from the 1880's that is in excellent condition. Taking a look at the great number of fabrics in this quilt one can only imagine all the time it took to piece and make this quilt. The quilting is around the block and more or less in the ditch, so not easily seen from the front , but more so on the back. Small narrow width logs make up this beauty. Just seeing all the shirting fabrics used in this quilt and wondering if they were left overs after making clothes. Also several conversation prints were used in this quilt. This is a great design, a light-dark log cabin, courthouse steps. From Little Compton, Rhode Island estate as I was told.
Offering this fine Tumbling Blocks or sometimes called Baby Blocks visual antique quilt. This is a fabulous quilt that is in, I would say, mint condition. It is from circa 1870's-80's and has a great selection of fabrics. Like a charm quilt with all the different fabrics. The quilting is done by hand a 6-7 spi. A fantastic quilt and what a study quilt too for one that loves early fabrics. The quilt looks unused and has never been washed. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. This is a quilt that makes a statement when hung or can be enjoyed in so many ways. A superb quilt to add to a collection!
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.
This wonderful patterned quilt,,, Flying Geese quilt is in excellent condition and looks not to have been used. Actually the top appears to be from the 1880's and was probably machine quilted in the1920's or so and then it appears someone added a binding facing on the back edge, which is on one side been taken off as shown. It cound easily be rebound with more appropriate fabric. It has wonderful fabrics in making the top and has a good design. So look at the images ,,, and it also has nice, thin old cotton batting. If you love old fabrics,,, this is a super quilt and a good example of old machine quilting , as was often done. Illinois
This is one fabulous antique quilt. Yes, thinking it is almost 200 years old. Antique chintz quilt that still retains the glaze. It is a 2 sided quilt with the same blue chintz on both sides,, so much glorious fabric!! Hand quilted and hand bound. Probably never washed. The condition is very good considering the age. There is some binding wear and just a couple spots of wear near the edge just on one side. The other side looks to have no wear. A few light brown storage spots. The pictures should show this. The fabric is 25 inches wide. Medium thickness cotton batting. From a collectors estate. What an opportunity to own such an early quilt for so many reasons. Displays well.
This is a charm like antique quilt top, Pyramids. The variety of fabrics in this top is fabulous. They look to range from 1870's to 1890's. Very good condition and hand pieced. Kansas estate. If you love old fabrics, take a look at this top!
This fabulous indigo and white Drunkards Path pattern quilt is a feast for the eyes. All the wonderful blue indigo fabrics used in this quilt, like a charm quilt of blues. The condition is excellent as it looks to be unused and has never been washed. The hand quilting is at 6-7 spi. The separate binding is stitched on by hand and neatly done. The quilt displays quite well and can be enjoyed in so many ways. Denver, Pa area.
This is a wonderful early quilt top with a catalog of great fabrics and lots of them. This Geese in Flight quilt top is in very good condition, looks unused, never washed with only a few about 7 of the small traingles with some splitting, which could be replaced or stabilized. Some of the triangles are chintz. Hand pieced. Take a look at many of the images for a sampling of the fabrics.
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 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.
This unwashed Log Cabin antique quilt is more of a time period quilt , as the top looks to have been made around the turn of the century, 1900-1910 and then the note attached said the top was quilted in the winter of 1936 and 1937,, The note that is attached reads" This quilt was pieced by Grandmother Bowman before Robert T Bowman was 1 year old. Quilted by his mother Mrs Emory T. Bowman winter of 1936 and 1937. For Robert T Bowman." It is hand quilted at a nice 8-9 spi. It has never been washed and is in excellent condition, but there are some storage spots on the border as shown. Wonderful to see the use of turn of the century fabrics and then to see the 1930's backing , that is relative to the note attached. For the binding the front is turned to the back and hand stitched down. A quilt one might want to research the family background. I acquired this in Texas, but it may have traveled there.