Betsey Telford-Goodwin's Rocky Mountain Quilts 130 York Street York Village, Maine 03909 207-363-6800

About Antique Quilt Fragments - Finished

Antique finished fragments are perfect sections from quilts that were otherwise too damaged for restoration. (Remember, 95% of my quilt collection is in original condition, with no restoration necessary). The undamaged section of the antique quilt is removed and rebound with same date or older fabric. Occasionally, we are able to use fabric from the original quilt to rebind its fragment. These fragments are labeled, as that would be the only way of knowing that they are not original sized quilts.

Antique finished fragments are a wonderful way to purchase a doll or crib sized quilt with the same graphic impact at a fraction of the cost. Finished fragments can be displayed anywhere; on a table, wall, hallway, or in any room in your home. Finished fragments can be cotton, wool, or silk, including Crazy Quilt fragments. Our antique fragments date from the 18th century through the 1940?s.

When binding these fragments we always use same date or older original fabrics.

Please note that some pictures are not square due to the photography, not the fragments"

Antique Quilt Fragments - Finished

Click on the pictures below to see more views of my Antique Finished Fragments. Shading is due to lighting, not representative of the quilt. Please call for the availability or any questions.

F167 Touching Stars fragment
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F167 Touching Stars fragment
c. 1930
32 x 46 inches
$Call for price

It is composed of six miniature Stars of Bethlehem. This wonderfully happy fragment is believed to be from Ohio. Completely hand pieced and quilted with same date binding fabric as the original quilt. The quilting between the blocks are floral designs.

F102 Triangles fragment
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F102 Triangles fragment
c.1870
15 x 38 inches
New England
$325

Triangles measure 4.5 x 5.5 x 5.5. Completely hand pieced and quilted, this fragment has fabric going back to 1840, including the backing fabric.

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.

F140 Tumbling Blocks fragment
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F140 Tumbling Blocks fragment
c. 1870
35 x 43 inches
New Hampshire
$550

A wonderful tumbling blocks fragment. Some of the fabrics date back to the 1850s This optical illusion quilt has original same date binding fabric as the rest of the quilt. This fragment is a perfect size for a wall hanging.

F172 Bird of Paradise fragment
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F172 Bird of Paradise fragment
c. 1815
35 x 47 inches
New England
$1,500

Bird of Paradise Palm Tree fragment. We know it dates from c. 1815 because this fabric is featured in the Victorian Albert Museum book. The binding fabric comes from the original quilt. It is in almost perfect condition. This is a very rare and special piece.

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.

BTC Fragment Runner
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BTC Fragment Runner

15 x 55 inches
New England
$1,100

The fabrics in this runner fragment are a variety of copper plate block prints, linen and very fine cotton. Some fabrics are painted. The use of these fabrics shows us that it was created by a very affluent family. There are one or two small spots with color out. As a result this is priced as low as it is. There has been some minor restoration done using same or older dated fabric.

F148 Extended Nine Patch fragment
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F148 Extended Nine Patch fragment
c. 1825
30 x 46 inches
New England
$700

This extended nine patch fragment will make either a wonderful wall hanging or a fabulous runner for a table. From New England, there is fabric on here dating back to the 1700s. Most of the fabrics are block print, and a few copper prints. Many of these fabrics are hand painted. The dyes are amazing, and the intricacy of each fabric is incredible. Naturally this quilt was done all by hand, since it was created many years before the sewing machine came into public use.

F141 Folk Art Princess Feather fragment
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F141 Folk Art Princess Feather fragment
c. 1845
34 x 51 inches
Pennsylvania
$290

This folk art princess feather fragment is made from turkey red off-white and khaki fabric. The khaki is a tobacco dyed green that has faded down. The color in tobacco dyed fabric will dissipate as soon as it hits water. One leaf is also a reduced color green that was originally made from putting yellow dye over blue. When this piece was originally made, all the green leaves were the same color. As they were made from different dyes, time and water reacted differently on each one. There are some wear spots on the turkey red.

F173 New Hampshire Tumbling Blocks fragment
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F173 New Hampshire Tumbling Blocks fragment
c. 1870
23 x 25
New Hampshire
$300

A small tumbling blocks fragment. Having been hung in my home, this piece comes with finished sleeves, enabling you to hang it immediately. This fragment has fabric on it dating back to the 1850s.

F175 Violin Case Insert fragment
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F175 Violin Case Insert fragment
c. 1885

Lancaster County, PA
$1,800

One can see by the shape of this Victorian crazy quilt fragment that it is that of a violin. An Amish woman created this as a present for a violinist to put inside his violin carrying case to carefully protect the violin from any damage. The imprint of the violin can be seen in the silk velvet backing. Obviously a present for some special person, a piece such as this would never have been an embellishment in an Amish home.

F780 Log Cabin with Red Binding fragment
F780 Log Cabin with Red Binding fragment

28 x 28 inches
New Hampshire
$275

Cotton log cabin fragment with red binding.

F779 Log Cabin with Blue Binding fragment
F779 Log Cabin with Blue Binding fragment
c. 1925
17 x 27 inches
New Hampshire
$200

Cotton log cabin fragment with blue binding.

F778 String Pieced Star and Spider Web fragment
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F778 String Pieced Star and Spider Web fragment
c. 1895
25 x 55 inches
New England
$495

Wool and wool challis, this graphic and colorful fragment is in completely original condition.

F604 Silk Crazy Quilt Fragment
F604 Silk Crazy Quilt Fragment
c.1885
24.5 x 36.5 inches
New England
SOLD

Very rare. Heavily embellished with ribbons, silk chenille, gold metallic thread, and original oil paintings. The fabrics are silk, silk velvets, and ribbons. Amazingly creative piece of art.

F311 Wool Challis Broken Dishes Fragment
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F311 Wool Challis Broken Dishes Fragment
c.1850
36 x 60 inches
The short ends both have sleeves
New England
$650

There are sleeves on this fragment because it has been hanging in our home. Fabulous array of mid 19th century wool challis, pieced and quilted by hand. This fragment is a wonderful piece of art. It is a very large fragment, and would make a fine youth size quilt.

F312 Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Fragment
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F312 Log Cabin Courthouse Steps Fragment
c.1865
39 x 50 inches
New England
$550

Created from a very fine mid 19th century wool challis, this very large fragment is completely hand pieced using the overlapping log cabin method.

f150 Flower Baskets on Point Fragment
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f150 Flower Baskets on Point Fragment
c.1865
27 x 27 inches (68.6 x 68.6 cm)
Pennsylvania
$325

Basket fragment with appliqued and reverse appliqued flowers. The rosebud applique is embellished. The red on these is Turkey red. Linen binding from the original quilt. Graphic design created using today's sought after orange.

f101 Tumbling Blocks
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f101 Tumbling Blocks
c.1875, Fabrics back to 1840
25 x 41 (63.5 x 104 cm)
New England
$575

Tumbling blocks with fabrics dating back to 1840. A tumbling blocks quilt is actually an optical illusion. Turned one way it is stacking blocks, turned the other direction it becomes stars. A fabulous array of early fabrics. The largest variety of fabrics seems to have been printed during the 1870s. A perfect way to use small pieces would be in the creation of very graphic tumbling blocks. Hand pieced and hand quilted.

Broderie Perse quilt fragments
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Broderie Perse quilt fragments
Dated 1767
Lancaster County, PA
$500 each

These fragments are from an 18th century Broderie Perse quilt. The fragments are mostly perfect. Two of them have sleeves on the back for hanging. The original quilt had the date 1767 stitched into the quilt.

F104 Unusual pattern
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F104 Unusual pattern
c.1880
18 x 28 (45.7 x 71 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$175

I have been unable to find the name of this pattern. It reminds me of a combination of broken dishes and a variation of stars. Fabulous unusual conversation print. Hand pieced, hand quilted. 3/8" binding, 6.25" squares on point. Original quilt was actually unused. We will never know why there was a hole in the middle of the quilt. This is a perfect fragment from the original quilt.

f116 Appliqued Toy Trains fragment
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f116 Appliqued Toy Trains fragments
c. 1950
18 x 22, and 10 x 28 inches
New England
$95, and $75

Perfect to embellish a child's room. One fragment measures 18 x 22 $95, the other 10 x 28 $75. The fragments are comprised of squares measuring 7.5 x 9", with 2" sashing, and a wonderful revolutionary era conversation print backing.

f156 Oak Leaf and Reel fragment
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f156 Oak Leaf and Reel fragment
c. 1925
19 x 19 inches
Found in New England
$95

This wonderful rare chocolate brown fabric is hand appliqued and hand quilted. The 3/8" binding is actually from earlier fabric.

f160 Four Appliqued Floral Wreath fragments
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f160 Four Appliqued Floral Wreath fragments
c. 1930
15 x 15 inches each
Massachusetts
$115 each

Four appliqued floral wreath fragments in wonderful pastel colors of lavender, yellow, pink, and green. Hand appliqued and hand quilted, from Massachusetts, these fragments will bring feelings of spring to any room.

f158 Flying Geese fragmenr
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F158 Patriotic Flying Geese fragment
c. 1895
28 x 25 inches
$250

This fragment came from an unused quilt. Red, white and blue quilts and fragments are hard to find. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Wonderfully graphic. Post civil war turkey red and confederate blue and white are the colors of this patriotic fragment. Difficult to date due to solid fabrics and no prints, it is somewhere between 1880 and 1910.

f139 Wool Challis Log Cabin fragment
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f139 Wool Challis Log Cabin fragment
c. 1880
29 x 30 inches
Pennsylvania
$495

It is very rare to find a solid color log cabin, and one that is red and black is the only one I have ever owned. Hand pieced from wonderful wool challis and bound with fabric from the same date. Perfect condition, ready to hang.

f170 Dresden Plate fragment
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f170 Dresden Plate fragment
c. 1928
15.5 x 15.5 inches
$115

Both machine and hand pieced, hand embellished, hand quilted. Created from a wonderful array of 1920s pastels, a perfect diminutive fragment for a special place. Backing is a wonderful 1928 green and yellow calico.

f153
f153 Peach Silk fragment with embellishment
c. 1910
30 x 32 inches
New England
$SOLD

This peach silk fragment is the rarest and most unusual crazy quilt I have ever seen. All the pieces are from the same fabric. The embellishment is from many different colors of silk floss. Each seam was first embellished with what I call a simple turkey track, then each point of this embellishment over the entire quilt is capped with a French knot. A very sophisticated, stunning and totally unusual fragment. This is one of a kind. Backed with sleeves and ready to hang.

F627 Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt Fragment
F627 Silk Victorian Crazy Quilt Fragment
c.1885
29 x 29 (73.7 x 73.7 cm)
SOLD

This gorgeous silk and silk velvet Victorian Crazy Quilt fragment contains nine skillfully worked panels - each special in its own right. Included in the many embellishments are silk velvet ribbon flowers with beaded centers and wire stamens, a large silk velvet heart, multiple silk ribbons with dense silk embellishment stitching, fans, a star with french knot centers, and tiny silk floral sprays on silk velvet. A wonderful array of quality silks and silk velvets in solids, plaids, and stripes in a vibrant and sophisticated palette make this a stunning piece of textile art. Signed by Ida, Agnes and Addie in white silk floss around a lovely floral on black velvet.

This fragment has its original backing of fine red cotton. The 3/8" c.1880 black silk binding has been applied by hand to frame this gorgeous piece of art. Just perfect for that special place on your wall or to grace a table or sofa.

F112 Wool Crazy Quilt Fragment
F112 Wool Crazy Quilt Fragment
Dated 1892
38 x 38 (96.5 x 96.5 cm)
$SOLD

A fabulous fragment from a larger quilt that was partially damaged. This fragment is in excellent condition and contains the embroidered date of 1892 as well as the name of its maker, Alice. She was justifiably proud of her creation which contains wonderful and intricate embellishment stitching in many colors of wool flosses on gorgeous wool and wool challis fabrics. Cat-o-nine tails, birds, vines and flowers are scattered across this beautiful piece which would be a stunning wall hanging. Backed in gray and brown striped cotton flannel, we bound this piece using a c.1880 solid black wool challis applied by hand. See detail images.

F115 Carpenter's Wheel Quilt Fragment
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F115 Carpenter's Wheel Quilt Fragment
c.1850
24 x 58
$625

A lovely and very graphic piece in orange and over dyed green calico on white. Beautifully made, this fragment comes from an original, partially damaged pre Civil War era quilt. We saved this section in excellent condition and used a same date over dyed green calico for the hand applied 3/8 inch binding. The bottom border adds a distinctive and whimsical folk art feel. It was such a perfect piece of art for the wall we added sleeves for hanging.

F138 Linsey Woolsey Fragment with Star Center
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F138 Linsey Woolsey Fragment with Star Center
1800-1820
23 x 24
$775

A gorgeous very early homespun fragment from an original much larger quilt. This c.1800-1820 piece is a treasure showcasing homespun wool both front and back (see detail image) with wonderful hand quilting using both green and brown linen thread. The stars are outline and parallel line quilted, with both scroll work and outline quilting in the larger mustard blocks.

Graphically wonderful, this fragment would make a beautiful wall hanging. Ask us about adding sleeves to the back for hanging. Pillowcase edged in an invisible stitch using linen thread.

F171 Log Cabin Fragment
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F171 Log Cabin Fragment
c.1925
19 x 28
New Hampshire
$150

Log Cabin quilts are graphically pleasing pieces of art. This fragment from a larger quilt is no exception. Pieced with 2 ¼ " red chimneys and approximately 1/2" logs in a variety of 1920’s cotton fabrics in stripes, paisleys, plaids, calicoes and dots. This textile has all the qualities you look for in its larger cousin. Blocks are set using the Sunshine and Shadows pattern. The fragment backing is a same date red, white and blue calico with reverse ties. There is a same date ¼ inch solid red applied binding that frames this diminutive piece beautifully. Perfect for decorating that small space or for draping over a couch or table. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

F657 Wool Flannel Wagon Wheels Fragment
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F657 Wool Flannel Wagon Wheels Fragment
c.1900
54 x 70 inches
$550

Fabulous! Twelve large wagon wheels consisting of wool flannels in solid red and ecru with solid pink flannel centers are featherstitch embellished on every seam in multi hued wool yarns. What a fun and funky look for this warm and cozy lap robe or very graphic wall hanging.

Backed with a soft cotton flannel stripe in soft blues, peaches and ecru to add to its snuggly warmth. Hand bound using a red wool flannel ¾” binding with red accent stitching done by hand. Reverse tied using red wool yarn. A wonderful and very unique piece of folk art for your home or office. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

F426 Red & White Feathered Star Fragment
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F426 Red & White Feathered Star Fragment
c.1825
each approx 15 x 15
PA
$150 each (2 available)

Feathered Star fragments from a very early quilt - and in gorgeous red and white. A pattern which is always sought after, we have five single feathered star fragments saved from a much larger quilt. Each star is comprised of the same fabric: a small scale white doughnut-like circle on red. Entirely hand pieced they are also skillfully hand quilted in 1/2 inch cross hatch in a grid pattern for the stars and 1/2 inch diagonal cross hatching for the white joining blocks, all executed using very tiny stitches.

We chose a red and white striped fabric of the same date for the 1/4 inch applied binding which sets off each star beautifully. The backing is the same white as used on the front. These pieces are wonderful either alone (they are $175 each) or displayed as a grouping as we have shown them. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

F400 Grape & Vine Applique Fragment

F400 Grape & Vine Applique Fragment
c.1928
41 x 41
SOLD

This gorgeous Grape and Vine appliqué fragment salvaged from a larger quilt needed nothing but a same date 3/8 inch binding to make it a lovely, smaller version of the original. Beautifully hand appliqued and hand quilted in tiny stitches in a ½ inch diagonal cross hatch pattern throughout the white background. A lovely fragment in a wonderful size for hanging, this is truly a work of art. Enjoy! Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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F103 Indigo & White Stained Glass Fragment
c.1885
23 x 32
Possibly NY
$350

A striking and very graphic fragment taken from a much larger quilt in the Stained Glass pattern. This beautiful and graphic fragment is stunning on the wall and contains a small scale white spade and starfish pattern on indigo blue in the main body of the piece. The binding is a sweet same date fabric in blue and white and is a scant ¼" wide. Machine pieced and hand quilted in diagonal cross hatch and parallel lines. A beautiful design element to add just the right touch to a room as art on a wall or draped over a sofa or table. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

F305 Blue & White Lemon Peel Fragment
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F305 Blue & White Lemon Peel Fragment
18th century
10 x 29
New England
$250

A wonderful 18th century block print on linen in gorgeous blue and white. The quilt this fragment came from was made in the early 1800's and Betsey was able to save this small piece. Hand stitched, appliqued and quilted in diagonal cross hatch, outline and echo outline stitches. We applied a 3/8" wide same date white fabric binding. Perfect size to be used as a decorative accent in your home or office. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

F161 Green & White Variable Star Fragment
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F161 Green & White Variable Star Fragment
c.1850
34 x 42
$350

This gorgeous fragment salvaged from a larger Variable Star quilt needed nothing but a same date 3/8 inch binding to make it a lovely 10 star version of the original. Fantastic early overdyed green calico and striped 8 inch stars on white skillfully pieced and hand quilted in 5/8 inch diagonal lines. White linen backing. A fragment both graphic and very serene. Enjoy!

Also available in a 3 star fragment
F162 Small Green & White Variable Star Fragment
17 x 25
$225

Another gorgeous fragment salvaged from the same Variable Star quilt as F161. It is the perfect piece of wall art and consists of just three stars. Both fragments are clean and bright.

F166 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Fragment
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F166 Rob Peter to Pay Paul Fragment
c.1825
21 x 32
PA
$475

This lovely fragment is from a very early quilt made with an absolutely stunning indigo block print fabric and a Turkey red calico consisting of a green, gold, brown, white and blue flower repeat on a soft Turkey red ground. Each of the six blocks measures approximately 10 ½ square inches. Pieced together they form a graphic design contemporary in feel – amazing when you consider it was created over 180 years ago.

Hand pieced and echo outline quilted with 7/8 inch spacing between the lines. This textile jewel was finished with an early 3/8 inch blue chintz binding. The color palette, fabric and design are absolutely sublime and makes for an exquisite piece of wall art.

Ask Betsey for details on other fragments from this same quilt in different sizes and prices!

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