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About American Antique Crib and Bassinet Quilts

Antique crib quilts from the 18th and 19th centuries should actually be called bassinet or cradle quilts, as these were the beds primarily used for babies at that time. Therefore, most of the quilts in this time frame will be smaller than our 20th century crib quilts, which were created for the size cribs we still use today. The design scale on a crib quilt should match its size; that is, a true crib quilt was originally made for that purpose, not cut down from a larger quilt. Every quilt in this category is at its original size.

Antique crib quilts are fabulous pieces of textile art, perfect for those who might not have the wall space necessary for a full sized quilt. Whether used to adorn furniture, or on a wall in your foyer, hall, or any room, crib quilts can warm up living spaces in a way that paintings can never do. Although they would be wonderful on a wall in a child?s room, we do not recommend using crib quilts for children. Children need bed coverings that can withstand the rigors of frequent machine washing, and antique quilts should NEVER see the inside of a washing machine! Use your antique crib quilt as a small bit of warmth and color in your home, and enjoy knowing someone made this small quilt long ago out of love for a child.

About American Antique Doll Quilts

Up until recent times, gender roles were firmly set. It was the duty of every mother to pass on the skills necessary to run a household and raise children. As was often the case, mothers with many children would depend on their oldest daughters to assist them in caring for new babies. Younger girls would begin their training with dolls, which needed all the care that future babies would require. Among other skills, little girls around the age of four would learn how to stitch clothes and quilts so their dolls would be comfortable. Some of our antique doll quilts have been sewn by a child as a learning tool, while others were made by an adult and given to the child as a gift.

The antique doll quilt category encompasses a huge range of time; from 1825 through to the 1940's, and an equally wide color spectrum of fabrics. As with full-sized and crib quilts, the fabrics chosen for a doll quilt can reveal much about the quilter's place in society. An exquisite silk and silk velvet doll quilt could have only come from an affluent family, while an ordinary but sincere scrap bag quilt would have been created by any other family. No matter what type of quilt you choose, an antique doll quilt is so sweet to display anywhere in your home, or hang as wall art. Remember, more than one makes a fabulous grouping!

American Antique Crib Quilts

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Q7078 Miniature Dresden Plate Crib Quilt
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Q7078 Miniature Dresden Plate Crib Quilt
c.1928
35 x 50 inches
Northern Indiana
$550

This sweet little crib quilt has been lovingly used but is in remarkably wonderful condition. The creator of this little treasure put so much love into the creation of this little piece of art. The plates measure 5” from tip to tip. The little Dresden spokes measure 1-7/8“ top to bottom with 1” center circles. It is nicely quilted and would make a wonderful piece of art in a child’s nursery or in other rooms with pastel colors. Hand quilted and hand appliquéd with a binding that is put on by machine and then finished by hand. There is a little wear on the binding, but it is hardly noticeable. Hand washed organically by Betsey and ready to be sent on approval.



Q9006 Amish Concentric Squares with Corner Joining Blocks Bassinet Quilt
Q9006 Amish Concentric Squares with Corner Joining Blocks Bassinet Quilt
c.1925
35 x 35 inches
Bowmansville, PA
$2,200

When this little basinet quilt was designed and created, I have a feeling that the Amish woman didn’t realize that she was making such a beautiful piece of art....and certinally not pictured on a wall! The concentric strips on this quilt measure 1” in width with the joining blocks being 1” squares. As with all Amish quilts, they are pieced by a treadle machine and quilted by hand. There is a 1/2” indigo binding sewn on by treadle machine and finished by hand. The applied 3-5/8” red border creates a wonderful frame for this graphically wonderful little quilt. The backing fabric is a late 1800s red calico. It was not unusual for the Amish to use a printed fabric for the backing....usually this fabric had been given or traded to the quilter. In perfect unused condition and ready to be sent on approval.



DQ189 Silk and Silk Velvet Doll's Quilt
DQ189 Silk and Silk Velvet Doll's Quilt
c.1890
9 x 9-1/2 inches
New England
$165

This tiny little crazy quilt is comprised of silks dating from c.1860 to c.1890. From the irregular shape and some of the larger stitches it may be possible that a child was assisting an adult in making this piece. This diminutive crazy quilt has cotton batting and a silk backing. The edging is pillowcase and closed with a running stitch. In almost perfect condition. This is ready for a new home.



DQ200 Trip Around the World Postage Stamp Doll Quilt
DQ200 Trip Around the World Postage Stamp Doll Quilt
c.1928
15-3/4 x 16-1/2 inches
New England
$175

This diminutive little quilt was lovingly made for a child’s doll. It is comprised of 7/8 inch squares laid out in the Trip Around the World pattern. The pieces are all assembled by hand. The separate applied 1/4 inch binding is stitched down using a treadle machine. The backing of this quilt is an early faded chemical dyed green calico which has become a shade of taupe, as it is now. Chances are this doll quilt was made to match one that the mother made for herself. In complete original condition and ready for you to enjoy.



Q8102 Miniature Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt
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Q8102 Miniature Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt
c.1885
24 x 24 inches
Massachusetts
$950

All silk and silk velvet, this exquisite work includes ribbon work, embroidery, silk chenille and hand paintings. The 2.5" attached hand crocheted lace border can be removed if you choose to do so. This is a complete original miniature quilt, not a fragment.



CONPJ5 Hole in the Barn Door or Signature Block
CONPJ5 Hole in the Barn Door or Signature Block
c.1928
16-3/4 x 17 inches
New England
$325

A doll quilt is a perfect piece of art for a small area. This completely original doll quilt is the exact replica of a full size quilt. Created using the 9 block formation, 5 of the 9 blocks are a miniature signature block. The diminutive blocks are pieced by hand, the inside border is applied by hand and the outside border is applied by machine. The blocks measure apx 4-1/2“ square and the plain blocks are a pink and white stripe chambray fabric that is also seen in the miniature signature block squares. The borders are outline quilted with extra horizontal outer border quilting. There are two borders, just the same as we would see on an adult quilt. The inside border measures 1” in width, the outside border 2-1/4” which includes a 1/4” applied binding. The binding is in a complementary c.1920s calico white fabric border. The quilter used precise stitches to outline each block and then sewed an x from corner to corner within the 9 patch squares. The fabrics on this quilt date from 1880 - 1928. In mint condition, this precious doll quilt, now a piece of art, was never used.



BTGCOLLECTION29 Child's Practice Crazy Quilt
BTGCOLLECTION29 Child's Practice Crazy Quilt
c.1885
7-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches
Massachusetts
$425

This diminutive practice piece was executed by a child to emulate what her mother, grandmother or aunt were doing. It was created from exquisite silks and in an exact format, including the border. Displayed here are the different stitches the child was being taught. The four border fabrics all use the selvedge of each piece. I’ve had this in my private collection for over 20 years. Coming from Massachusetts, as I did, it is now time for this child’s practice quilt to have a new home.



DQ298 Broken Dishes 4 Square Doll Quilt
DQ298 Broken Dishes 4 Square Doll Quilt
c.1920
15 x 16 inches
Colorado, maybe
$125

Is it possible this doll quilt was a collaboration between a mother or grandmother and a child? It appears this cattywampus doll quilt has stitching done by both an adult and a child. It is an unusual but loving little doll quilt. The blocks are apx 8 x 8-1/2”. One reason why I think a child worked on this is because after it was pieced together it doesn’t lie flat. It is, after all, original.



DQ180 Patchwork Doll's Quilt with Borders
DQ180 Patchwork Doll's Quilt with Borders
c.1825
12 x 14 inches
New England
$950

This is the oldest doll quilt I have ever owned. Some of these fabrics go back to the 18th century. Measuring 12 x 14 inches, it is an exact miniature of an adult’s quilt. In early New England, many of our quilts were created with only three borders. This doll’s quilt displays such a format. Comprised of apx 1-5/8 inch squares, with a 1-3/4 inch border on three sides, it is finished with a 1/4 inch binding all around. This very early doll’s quilt was made before the sewing machine was invented, therefore, all work was executed by hand. This rare and very special doll’s quilt is not in perfect condition. To me, that doesn’t really matter, because it’s so special. The condition is completely original.



DQ191 Doll's Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt
DQ191 Doll's Silk Velvet Crazy Quilt
c.1885
6-1/2 x 6 inches
New York
$300

This spectacular doll quilt must have been created for an affluent little girl’s doll. It is a perfect miniature of an adult’s Victorian crazy quilt. It originally had a red challis backing that has mostly been removed. It appears that at the turn of the century someone added a little ring for it to hang on the wall. It is in unused condition. This is a rare Victorian piece of art. Are these fabrics remnants from silk velvets that the original maker was using to make her Crazy Quilt? Even the 3/8 inch binding on this piece is silk velvet.



DQ192 Broken Dishes
DQ192 Broken Dishes
c. 1928
12-1/4 x 19-3/4 inches
Pennsylvania
$150

This sweet little doll's quilt was lovingly made for a child to use for her doll in a cradle. I’m determining this by the shape of the quilt. Created in the Broken Dishes pattern in apx 4 inch squares, it is machine pieced with a 3/4 inch binding which is turned over from the back and hand stitched down. This fabric appears to be a natural colored feedsack. In complete unused original condition, this little quilt is ready for your collection or a child’s doll.



B14 Nursery Rhyme Baby Cover
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B14 Nursery Rhyme Baby Cover
somewhere between 1925 and 1945
44 x 49.5 inches
Origin unknown
$325

This woven baby cover, which as far as I can tell, has never been copied, is comprised of many nursery rhymes. Made by Bates Company.



Q8887 Nine Patch Irish Chain Crib Quilt
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Q8887 Nine Patch Irish Chain Crib Quilt
c.1950
34 x 41 inches
New England
$1,100

Turquoise is one of today’s colors highlighted by designers. This little quilt is a simple and graphic piece of art with solid color fabrics that will easily compliment a like palate decor. Bright and happy, this color was popular in the 1920’s, 1950’s and now once again. This 4” 9 patch is comprised of 1-1/4” squares. Each turquoise and white block is joined by a solid white block of the same size. The outside border consists of an inner strip measuring 1-1/2” wide in turquoise and an outer border 2" wide in white. The outside edged of this border is finished with a 3/8 inch wide hand applied turquoise binding. The quilt design is comprised of only two solid colored fabrics. All hand pieced and hand quilted. There are 3 different designs of quilting executed on this piece. The outside border is cross-hatched, the 9 patch is quilted with a diagonal double line quilting and the white blocks are quilted with two crossing ellipses. In pristine unused condition, this is an exact replica of an adult's quilt. Created in New England and hand washed by Betsey, it is ready for it’s new home.



Q9044 Trip Around the World Bassinet Quilt
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Q9044 Trip Around the World Bassinet Quilt
c.1940
27 x 32 inches
New England
$95

This little Trip Around the World Bassinet Quilt is comprised of fabrics from the 1920s into the 1940s. It is machine pieced and backed with a soft burgundy and gray striped flannel. The flannel backing makes the quilt warm and cuddly. The squares measure apx 1-3/8“. In unused condition, this would be great as a piece of art in a baby’s room, to use in the crib or for a child to use with her doll. From New England, and ready for your family.



Q9045 Jacob's Ladder
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Q9045 Jacob's Ladder
c.1928
38 x 46 inches
New England
$650

Looking for a piece of art in a room decorated with yellow can be a challenge. However this Jacob’s Ladder Crib Quilt could fit that bill. The Jacob’s Ladder pattern pieced alternatively with solid yellow blocks creates a graphic yet calming effect. The backing and binding are a solid yellow identical to the blocks. The blocks are apx 5-1/2” square. Inside the blocks are triangles that measure 3-1/2 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 and squares measuring 1-1/2”. This little crib quilt is pieced both by hand and by machine. Each block and piece is outline quilted by hand. There is a six sided star quilted in yellow blocks. This quilt appears to be unused. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.



B13 Chenille Crib Blanket
B13 Chenille Crib Blanket
c.1945
41 x 63 inches
Origin unknown
SOLD

Unused condition. Hand washed and ready to use. Light weight blanket for the baby.



CONLH3 Turkey Red and White Calico Bassinet Quilt
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CONLH3 Turkey Red and White Calico Bassinet Quilt
c.1840
22 x 28 inches
New England
$1,400

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Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
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Q9040 Turkey Red Calico Diamond Bassinet Quilt
c.1825
31 x 43 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,200

This amazingly perfect and sophisticated bassinet quilt is hand pieced and hand outline quilted using linen thread. As many pre-1850s quilts, it is backed with linen fabric, the diamonds are also white linen. Comprised of two similar but rare Turkey red calico prints. This very early bassinet quilt is truly a treasure. A perfect size for collecting, to put on a tabletop or to hang on the wall. Truly a rare bird. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



CQ200 Nine Patch with Miniature Nine Patch Joining Blocks
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CQ200 Nine Patch with Miniature Nine Patch Joining Blocks
c.1865
26 x 32 inches
The South
$750

This bassinet quilt, while made for a child, is an exact copy of an adults quilt. I have known times when you would find a mother's and child's matching quilts. Rare, but it does happen. The larger nine patch blocks have 4-1/2 " sides made up of 1-1/2" squares. The diminutive nine patch joining block measures 1-78" wide with 5/8" squares. The pieces are joined with 1-3/4" sashing. The quilt is pieced and quilted by hand. The applied binding, which we have restored, is from the same date fabric. The diminutive red and white calico seen in the joining sashing is also used for the backing. In fabulous condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey. Probably created in the south, due to the arc quilting design



Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
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Q8697 Red and White Pinwheel Crib Quilt
c.1890
36 x 50 inches
Ohio
$750

This graphic and optical illusion crib quilt is in perfect unused condition. Pieced by machine, quilted by hand using very tiny stitches, each triangle in the pinwheel is outline quilted. The white joining blocks are outline quilted and cross-hatched quilted. The quilting mimics a diamond in a square pattern. The pinwheel squares are 5", the triangles are 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches. The binding is 1/2 inch applied by hand. The side borders measure 4.75 inches with diagonal quilting approx 1.25 inches apart. The top and bottom borders measure 6.75 inches. Complete original condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q9047 Turkey Red and White Miniature Pinwheel Bassinet Quilt
Q9047 Turkey Red and White Miniature Pinwheel Bassinet Quilt
c.1880
31 x 34 inches
Ohio
SOLD

This completely original bassinet quilt is comprised of 4-1/2 inch blocks which are all hand pieced and hand quilted. The white fabric pieces are all 3/4 inch cross-hatched grid. The pinwheels are diagonally quilting. Complete original condition. A wonderful size for a small wall area or table top.



Q9070 Silk Velvet Blazing Star
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Q9070 Silk Velvet Blazing Star
c.1885
15 x 31 inches
New Englaand
$1,200

This wall hanging was created in New England as an ornamental piece for the home and comes complete with the original diminutive hanging hardware. A radiating center star is very difficult to piece. We know a few things about the woman who made this piece. She was affluent, very talented and had a tremendous amount of patience. All hand pieced and hand embellished, this exquisite little quilt can be hung (in either direction) or be placed on a tabletop. All original and in perfect condition.



CQ216 Ribbon Quilt (as is)
CQ216 Ribbon Quilt (as is)
c. 1890
22 x 34 inches
Totally Unique
SOLD

A very sophisticated bassinet quilt. Obviously from an affluent family. Created during the mid 19th century from 18th and 19th century ribbons. This amazing little piece is showing a lot of wear. The wear is not due to use, but to the fragility of the ribbons and silk. Because of that, this $2,400 quilt is only $650. Once hung, it becomes a stunning piece of art.



CQ215 Amish Bassinette Quilt
CQ215 Amish Bassinette Quilt
c. 1940
21 x 27 inches
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

This quilt is almost perfect. There are a few flaws which show up only under close examination. There is a miniature 9 patch block and half of another one, and the sides are half of a diamond in a square. Created from the clothing fabrics of Amish children, with a few dark colors probably from adult clothing. Machine pieced, hand quilted, great graphics and colors. This is exactly how I found it, but I suspect it may have been made from an adult quilt. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



cq210 Funky Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Crib Quilt
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CQ210 Funky Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Crib Quilt
c. 1910
38.5 x 40.5 inches
Origin unknown
$450

Original funky log cabin with quadruple border. Loosely woven linen backing. The borders are 1-1/4", 2-3/8", 1-3/8", and 2". Turned over binding, chevron style quilting. Quilting is apx 3/4". Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



cq202 Nine Patch Irish Chain with Lemon Peel Crib Quilt
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CQ202 Nine Patch Irish Chain with Lemon Peel Crib Quilt
c. 1935
37 x 52 inches
Burlington, VT area
$350

Machine and hand pieced, binding hand quilted with white backing, original condition crib quilt. Fabric is lemon yellow color with white squares that create an optical illusion. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.



Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
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Q8993 Tumbling Blocks Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
26 x 33 (66 x 83.8 cm)
$1,200

A wonderful Civil War era bassinet quilt in perfect condition. The diamonds that form the tumbling blocks measure 1 3/4 inches per side. The color palette is warm and consists of two brown, tan and ecru calicoes, a sweet brown on tan polka dot, a blue, white and brown cotton plaid, and a solid tan cotton. The fabric patterns were carefully arranged by the maker to form a center medallion - a very nice touch that adds even more graphic appeal to the wonderful Tumbling Blocks pattern. Completely hand pieced using very tiny stitches, and outline hand quilted throughout.

The backing of the quilt is a great rust and brown on tan small scale floral cotton which is also used for the applied 3/8 inch all hand binding that follows the shape of the tumbling blocks. This perfect little quilt appears unused and has been professionally hand washed by Betsey. It can be sent to you on approval for private review.



Q8563 Dated Victorian Crazy Quilt with Jumbo
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Q8563 Dated Victorian Crazy Quilt with Jumbo
c.1906
43 x 55 (109.2 x 139.7 cm)
New York
$2,900

P.T. Barnum’s Circus is closing after 140 years, making this quilt that includes Jumbo even more collectable.

This is a rare and wonderful piece of folk art in its original youth bed size. A wide variety of wool and wool challis fabrics have been assembled into a crazy quilt, with every seam embellished in fancy hand stitching. Absolutely packed with embroidered pictures of birds, butterflies, fruit, flowers, chickens, along with a cow, dog, and a horse.

The most historically intriguing animal is the elephant labeled Jumbo on its side. Circus showman P.T. Barnum marketed Jumbo heavily in the 1880s, so it would be a reasonable possibility that this quilt was made by someone who remembered Jumbo or perhaps included the elephant because it was in one of the childs favorite books.

Finished with a 1 inch separately applied black binding embellished with a double herringbone stitch, backed with red flannel, and reverse tied with black yarn. The perfect size for hanging, this quilt retains all of its positive energy! Please ask Betsey for more details.



Q8770 Red & White Pinwheel and Blocks Crib Quilt
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Q8770 Red & White Pinwheel and Blocks Crib Quilt
c.1865
35 x 36 (88.9 x 91.4 cm)
PA
$825

This diminutive Civil War era quilt is a treasure. Originally made for a bassinet it would be perfect displayed as artwork on your wall. It has a red woven twill tape binding. The only flaw in this completely original quilt is some wear in areas of the twill tape binding, and one corner where an inch and a half of the binding is missing. See detail image. Hand washed by Betsey.

Wonderful early fabrics throughout are hand pieced into blocks just 3¾" square. There are two cotton calico prints in black, red and white used for the top and the backing is a sweet complementary calico in red, brown and ecru - see detail image. A very sweet quilt in all original condition. Ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.



Q8907 Signature Block child's quilt
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Q8907 Signature Block child's quilt
c.1855
35 x 35 inches
New England
$350

Signature Block child's quilt, rebound over 100 years ago.



Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
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Q8876 Amish Concentric Square Crib Quilt
c.1930
39 x 40 (99 x 102 cm)
Colona or Mana, Iowa
$2,300

This sophisticated and graphic crib quilt is made entirely of cotton in wonderful solid shades of red, rose, deep green, blue, greenish gray, eggplant and off white, and backed with a solid medium gray cotton. Concentric squares in varying widths ranging from a mere 3/16" up to 4 1/2" surround a central two color bars pattern in blue and greenish gray. Bars measure 1/2" x 2 3/8". The gray backing folds to the front forming the 3/8" hand stitched binding. Hand quilting in brown thread includes outline stitching for the concentric squares with clam shell stitching in the outer gray border.

This is a wonderful find for Amish and crib quilt lovers and in excellent condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this small quilt is perfectly suited as a graphic piece of textile art for your wall. This quilt can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q9001 Original Center Medallion Bassinet Quilt
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Q9001 Original Center Medallion Bassinet Quilt
c.1850
40 x 41 (101.6 x 104.1 cm)
$1,900

An original design by the maker for this wonderful bassinet quilt. The center medallion has a stylized tree design in blue and white windowpane plaid, and double pink calico. Surrounding the central design are seven borders; multiple sawtooth edges alternating with solid bars. The outermost border is the widest at 5 1/4 inches with the smallest border at 1 3/8 inches wide.

Pieced entirely by hand with outline and echo outline quilting also executed by hand. The maker used another quilt - a cotton broken dishes pattern in soft blue, white and lavender - for the backing of this piece. See detail images. The applied 3/8 inch binding is pieced fabrics in tan stripes and a blue plaid and shows slight wear at the fold on one area of one side. This is a wonderful small quilt that would be fabulous art for the wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is in excellent used and lovingly cared for condition. Ask to see it on approval for private review.

Q8436 Red & White Animal Alphabet Crib Quilt
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Q8436 Red & White Animal Alphabet Crib Quilt
c.1920
32 x 46 (81.3 x 116.8 cm)
Northeast
$1,900

This graphically creative little quilt would be perfect in so many places; a pediatrician or veterinarian's office, a child's room, or for that matter, any room owned by a child at heart! In barely used condition, the Turkey red letters and animals have been hand appliqued and embellished. The 2 ¾ inches sashing has been created by topstitching 3/8 inch strips of Turkey red over the quilt top in a grid pattern.

The crosshatch hand quilting inside the sashing is 5/8 inches apart, and outside the sashing is 1 1/4 inches apart. The center rectangle has been diagonally quilted to create a large diamond and crosshatch quilted in a 5/8 inch grid in the remaining area. The 3/8 inch Turkey red binding has been separately applied, and the backing is white cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey this little treasure can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q6482 Variation of Sherman's March with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
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Q6482 Variation of Sherman's March with Flying Geese Bassinet Quilt
c.1880
34 x 40 (86.4 x 101.6 cm)
VA
$1,100

This wonderful piece of art with high graphic appeal draws your eye despite its diminutive size. It is in excellent condition and is comprised of twelve 5 ¾ inch pieced blocks each with a 1 ¼ inch double pink center square surrounded by radiating solid white bars and four indigo blue and white patterned triangles. The bright, 5 ¾ inch orange joining blocks pop out at the viewer and the 3 ½ inch flying geese border adds constant movement to this mini masterpiece. Hand quilting was used throughout with 1 inch cross hatch in the joining blocks, outlining and cross hatch in the pieced blocks and parallel lines in the border.

The varied white on indigo blue fabric patterns add yet another dimension to this quilt. The quilt maker used one patterned fabric within each pieced block but chose to alternate the patterns used in the blocks in the flying geese border which include: moons, stars, daisy-like flowers, fans with swirls, flowers with rings and clover. The separately applied ½ inch binding is in a tiny chambray blue dot on white. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8893 Turkey Red Gothic Applique Bassinet Quilt
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Q8893 Turkey Red Gothic Applique Bassinet Quilt
c.1850
40 x 40 (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
VA
$1,900

What a spectacular Turkey red and white cotton applique bassinet quilt. This early quilt has a very graphic and gothic star papercut applique measuring 20 1/2 inches in diameter as its central focus. Within the large star is a smaller 5 inch in diameter white star hand appliqued in tiny stitches. The red center of this star is reverse appliqued. Lovely 3/4 inch wide borders surround the inner design in solid Turkey red and white strips. Miniature 5/8 inch split squares form the corner blocks joining the triple border. The fourth and outermost border is white and is a generous 7 inches wide. A beautifully scaled design.

Hand quilting in this diminutive beauty includes herringbone stitching for the outside border; outline stitching in the triple inner border; and 5/8 inch diagonal cross hatch in the center white ground. Echo outline hand quilting accentuates the central gothic star shape. The backing is white cotton, and the front folds to the back to form the 1/4 inch wide hand stitched binding.

Q8931 Bow Tie / Snowball Bassinet Quilt
Q8931 Bow Tie / Snowball Bassinet Quilt
c.1885
24 x 34 (61 x 86.4 cm)
PA
SOLD

A sweet, early bassinet quilt hand pieced and quilted in the Bow Tie pattern. The maker's choice of palette in solid Turkey red, cheddar and off white make it graphic, while her imprecise cutting and hand piecing make it charmingly naïve. Add to that evidence of somewhat irregular hand quilting stitches and it suggests creation by a young girl, possibly for a new sibling? Whatever its history it makes for a great piece of folk art for either a traditional or contemporary setting. The placement of color makes a snowball or bull's eye pattern with the off white bow ties becoming the background.

Bow Tie blocks measure between 3½ inches square to 3¾ inches square. The wonderful cheddar border measures approximately 2 inches on the long sides and ⅞ inches on the short sides. The off white backing folds to the front and is hand stitched down to form the ⅜ inch binding. Hand quilting includes outline stitching for the bow ties and corner blocks, with double parallel lines stitched in the cheddar border.

Professionally hand washed by Betsey this little quilt was used and lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. It can be shipped to you on approval for private viewing.

Q7000 Wool Fans, Hired Man's Bed Quilt
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Q7000 Wool Fans, Hired Man's Bed Quilt
c.1880
42 x 64 (106.7 x 162.6 cm)
PA
$1,400

In excellent condition and in its original hired man's bed size, this soft wool challis quilt is both snuggly warm and graphically wonderful - perfect for use as a sophisticated crib quilt or as wall art. Arranged as a 4 x 7 array of fans this wool challis quilt has a 4 inch solid blackish green border and 28 fans made up of alternating red and green blades and finished with grayish brown fan handles. A small and very even outline track stitch is used as the embroidery embellishment throughout. The backing is a solid red challis with a 3/8 inch applied black green binding the same fabric as the border.

A beautiful, warm and sophisticated piece for your child's room...or for any room in your home. Use as either a small bed cover, throw or it would be stunning as graphic art on your wall. Ask us about sleeves for hanging, and to see this quilt on approval in the privacy of your home.

Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
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Q8892 Log Cabin Sunshine & Shadow Bassinet Quilt
c.1860
40 x 40 (101.6 x 101.6 cm)
Ephrata, PA
$1,550

This wonderful pre Civil War bassinet quilt is in mint condition. The Sunshine & Shadow Log Cabin pattern is beautifully rendered in madder dye, over dyed green, chrome yellow and double pink calico cottons. Logs are one inch wide with cabin blocks measuring approximately 11 inches square. The 3 1/2" outer border in an over dyed green calico has corner blocks in a great madder dyed plaid. The fabrics on the front are from 1850 to 1860.

Hand quilting on this little gem includes outline stitching in all logs with Herringbone in the green borders and a large cross hatch stitched in each corner block. The backing is a c.1840 beige and white chain pattern with a miniature floral overlay in brown, taupe, black and red - lovely. Please see detail image.

What a beautiful work of art in mint condition and the perfect size for hanging on your wall or a spectacular and special quilt for your baby's crib. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8636 Broken Dishes Crib Quilt
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Q8636 Broken Dishes Crib Quilt
c.1928
27 x 33
New Hampshire
$250

A delightful, diminutive and completely original quilt in the broken dishes pattern. This pleasing little crib quilt is comprised of various soft hues in plaids, stripes, and checks with a few florals and solids added in for fun. Each block has been hand pieced and hand quilted in diagonal lines and measures 2 ¾ inches. The backing is a white muslin which folds over to the front forming the ½ inch hand stitched binding.

A small treasure to use or display on your wall as the perfect piece of graphic art for that small space! Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

DQ297 Yoyo Doll Quilt
DQ297 Yoyo Doll Quilt
c. 1928
14 x 14 inches
$85

Very unusual yoyo doll quilt.



DQ148 Peach and White Pinwheel Design Doll Quilt
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DQ148 Peach and White Pinwheel Design Doll Quilt
c. 1920
23 x 23 inches
Pennsylvania
$235

Complete original condition, machine pieced, minimal machine quilting. A child's doll quilt, it would have been advantageous to make a child's doll quilt by machine because of its normally excessive use. This quilt however was never used.



DQ122 Doll's quilt created by a child
DQ122 Doll's quilt created by a child
c. 1928
11 x 20 inches
Maine
$165

Complete original condition. One can easily tell by the shape of this quilt and some of the pieces that a child definitely had a hand in its creation, probably alongside her mother or grandmother.



DQ111 Miniature Ohio Star Doll Quilt
DQ111 Miniature Ohio Star Doll Quilt
Mid 19th century
20 x 20
Ohio
SOLD

This little doll’s quilt is a small graphic treasure with its classic palette of red and white. Five hand pieced Ohio Star blocks measuring 5 1/2 inches square have been set with white joining blocks. A red hand embroidered letter ‘D’ resides in one corner – possibly the first initial of the name of the doll to whom this quilt belonged, or her little mother. A 1 3/4 inch white border surrounds the nine inner blocks with a sweet two toned corded binding in the palest of pinks as a final touch. It is treadle machine quilted with diagonal cross hatching spaced 1 inch apart. This is a wonderful little quilt that has been used but lovingly cared for by small hands. There is a small area of smudging on the binding (seen in photo) that does not detract from the quilt. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

DQ194 "Mamma to Nellie" Wool & Cotton Doll Quilt
DQ194 "Mamma to Nellie" Wool & Cotton Doll Quilt
Dated 1901
19 x 26 (48.3 x 66 cm)
PA
SOLD

A wonderful little crazy quilt made by a mother for her child. Foundation pieced using wools, cottons and cotton sateens this lovely little quilt was executed entirely by hand. Embellished on all seams with cotton twists in soft shades of blue, pink, yellow and white with a hand stitched dedication from "Mamma To Nellie" and the year "1901". See detail images. The backing is solid black cotton sateen pillowcase edged to the quilt's top with embellishment stitching all around. There is no bat between the quilt's foundation fabric and the backing. In excellent condition this wonderful little quilt is a very sweet find!

DQ25 Bowtie Doll Quilt
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DQ25 Bowtie Doll Quilt
c.1928
18 x 18
$330

In excellent original condition, this sweet little Bowtie quilt has been created from a variety of circa 1928 calicoes, florals, stripes and geometric prints. Completely hand pieced and quilted each block is just 3 inches square. Every little piece has been outline quilted by hand. The floral cotton backing is striking and has navy flowers and leaves outlined with red on a white background. The separately applied white binding is a scant ¼ inches wide. A little treasure. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

DQ196 Pinwheel with Diamond in a Square Center Block Doll Quilt
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DQ196 Pinwheel with Diamond in a Square Center Block Doll Quilt
c.1940
12 1/2 x 12 1/2 (31.8 x 31.8 cm)
PA
$145

A sweet 20th century cotton pinwheel doll quilt with a diamond in a square center. In excellent condition this little darling is soft and freshly washed by Betsey. Hand pieced and hand quilted with tulips in the 2 inch wide pink border, with echo outline in the border's four corners. Tulips are stitched in the four corners of the inner block design. A quilted four petal flower motif is centered within the 4 stitched tulips. Blocks measure approximately 2 3/4 inches square with great fabrics consisting of a rose,pink, blue and white floral calico, solid white, and a rose and blue mini print on white. The backing is white and the bat is thin with a nice loft. This little quilt is pillowcase edged with top stitching by hand 1/16th from the edge. A wonderful little quilt once used by a young girl for her doll, ready to be used and loved again.

DQ31 Cathedral Windows Doll Quilt
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DQ31 Cathedral Windows Doll Quilt
c.1960
8 1/4 x 12
Maine
$150

This wonderful diminutive quilt has been completely hand sewn in a Cathedral Windows pattern, using a happy green, orange, and yellow floral cotton with a white background. A 1/2 inch binding in the same floral cotton nicely frames this little gem, and it is ready and waiting to be displayed in your home as miniature art or given to a special child. It appears to be in unused condition. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

DQ184 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Doll Quilt
DQ184 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Doll Quilt
c.1920
15 x 20
New England
SOLD

This sweet solid teal and white doll quilt is treadle machine pieced. The backing was folded to the front forming the border and finished with a top stitch all around - one inch wide on the long sides and 1/4 inch top and bottom. Pink cotton floss ties on the front hold the backing to the quilt top with no bat between. Blocks measure 3 1/4" x 3 3/8" with four blocks forming a circle. A sweet and wonderful early 20th century teal and white doll quilt in excellent condition. A small graphic treasure hand washed by Betsey.

DQ183 Checkerboard Doll Quilt
DQ183 Checkerboard Doll Quilt
c.1920
19 x 22
New England
SOLD

This little cotton quilt is completely hand stitched - we believe by a child as indicated by the stitching on the squares. The squares vary in size and do not line up evenly - small hands learning their way with a pair of fabric shears we imagine. Even the eyelet around the edge is sewn on by hand between the top and backing fabrics. The outer blue, green and white border is made up of 10 or more 'scrap' pieces of the same fabric - probably from a quilt or dress her mother made. The scraps were hand sewn together to form the border. The sweet backing fabric is a pink scroll pattern on off white and it, too, is hand pieced from multiple scraps. This little quilt is not quilted or tied and there is no bat between. A very sweet all hand sewn early 20th century doll quilt.

DQ123 Postage Stamp Doll Quilt
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DQ123 Postage Stamp Doll Quilt
c.1880
15 x 15
Maine
$165

This sweet c.1880 doll quilt in original condition is comprised of just two fabrics; a lovely unusual black, gray and white calico print which has mellowed to brown and white, and a solid off white. This is a very rare combination, especially in a doll quilt. Hand pieced squares measure approximately 1 3/8" with some of the squares made up of two or three pieces of fabric sewn together. It appears this little girl used the remnants from one of her mother's quilts!

Hand quilting is slightly uneven and done in a cross hatch pattern with no batting between the layers. The backing folds to the front and is hand stitched down forming the 1/4" binding which shows some wear. Hand washed by Betsey, this sweet piece retains early stains and discoloration. A few early mends, we like to think done by the young quilter or her mother, add to the sweetness of this quilt.

DQ181 Victorian Silk & Silk Velvet Doll Quilt
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DQ181 Victorian Silk & Silk Velvet Doll Quilt
c.1885
13.5 x 13.5
Massachusetts
$185

All original with a red silk backing and a very nice yellow silk ribbon used as a binding which is hand stitched down front and back in tiny, neat stitches. This lovely little doll quilt was probably made by a mother for her child from a left over crazy quilt block. In near perfect condition front and back, the only thing we find amiss is a slight discoloration on one side to the yellow silk ribbon which can be seen in the photo above. The embellishment stitching is executed in silk by an experienced hand and there is no thinning, fraying or tears to the silk and silk velvet patches. There are even some basting stitches remaining from the original construction. Neither quilted nor tied.

DQ185 Log Cabin Doll Quilt with Cheater Cloth Border
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DQ185 Log Cabin Doll Quilt with Cheater Cloth Border
c.1925
15.5 x 21.5
Marylandbr> $Call for price

Hand pieced and quilted this all original doll quilt has an approximately one inch wide cheater cloth border making it extra special. Log cabin blocks measure 6 x 6 with logs varying in width from 1/2" to 7/8". The hand quilting and possibly the piecing of the blocks look to be done by little hands. The chimneys have one large 'X' hand stitched from corner to corner, and the logs and cheater cloth border all have a center line stitched in white thread in slightly uneven, irregular quilting stitches. There is one very early seam mend in black thread visible on the front which we have not touched. The 3/8" solid green binding was applied half by treadle machine and then stitched down by hand on the back side. A very nice medium weight solid deep blue cotton was used for the backing - see detail pics. This little treasure showcases a nice variety of 1920's fabrics in a multicolored palette within a great cheater cloth border. A very happy little quilt.

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