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.
Offering this fabulous whole cloth chintz quilt with the cut out corners that were made for the early 4 poster beds. The size is very generous and can actually fit many of todays beds. The condition of this quilt would be considered mint, as it doesn't show wear and has never been washed. The quilt was probably just put up and never was used after being made. A true treasure and a fabulous textile. It has a glaze finish and since unwashed still very evident. The quilting is done in a clam shell like pattern and is stitched at 8 spi. It has a thin batting and lays so nicely on a bed. The separate binding is stitched on by hand. Also what adds to this quilt is the bars backing and it is done with some wonderful early fabric as shown. When one thinks this quilt is now approximately 170-180 years old and so fine and gorgeous. Take a look at the close ups and imagine how life was back then and wonder about the maker of this quilt. What kind of family was it from? What kind of work did they do? One figures this would have been purchased fabric, as it was not a scrap quilt. Acquired in 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 special early Sampler Blocks quilt in "as is" condition. It is all hand appliqued and is also nicely hand quilted. There is lots of fine hand quilting on the quilt. 25 different blocks. Of the 25, approximately 13 have popping of fabrics in various stages, several about 4-5 are good and the others have various wear. This was a quilt I personally kept intending to do some restoration, but have decided to offer it for sale. The binding could be replaced with antique fabric if desired, as it was trimmed off at some time many years ago due to lots of wear, but the ground fabric is in very good condition and shows no wear or damage. There is some age marks or fold lines and the quilt has not been wet washed. With the discussion on Facebook with several quilt historians and enthusiast, one of the blocks appears to be similar to the Apple Pie Ridge Star block.( Please correct me if I am incorrect about this). The quilt could be Quaker, but I will leave the research to those that specialize in that field. These early dated quilts are not easily found, and being a sampler too. Acquired in Massachusetts.
Offering this generous sized antique quilt top, the Log Cabin Barn Rising pattern. It is in excellent condition and is ready to quilt or enjoy as it is! So many fabrics ranging from circa 1880's to 1900. A fabric lovers top and also a well made top. Lots of shirtings, plaids and much more. Size is 97x77 , so it is really big for an old top.
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.
Great blocks with wonderful fabrics. Madders, green, mustard, etc... the colors aren't coming out the best on these images