Patriotic Colors
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About My Patriotic Colors

Patriotic themes have been incorporated into most quilt styles throughout our history. Among our patriotic quilts is a hand oil painted American flag embellishing a crazy quilt, a folk art eagle appliqué quilt, and quilted eagle motifs on a pieced quilt.

We also have stars and stripes bunting, used to decorate homes and businesses during elections and political holidays of the past. Patriotic quilts are very difficult to find, as well as being one of the most desired categories in American antique quilts. We are pleased to offer these pieces to you.

 
Q9002 Carolina Lily Basket with 250 Quilted Hearts
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Q9002 Carolina Lily Basket with 250 Quilted Hearts
c.1875
83 x 86 (210.8 x 218.4 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
SOLD

Expertly hand pieced and appliqued using solid Turkey red for the lilies, a gorgeous blue with mini white dots for the baskets, and an over dyed green calico for the lily stems. Blocks measure 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 and are set on point. Appliqued flower stems and basket handles are precisely treadle sewing machine topstitched 1/64th in from the edges.

Each lily block contains ten hand quilted hearts! The white joining blocks have a wonderful hand quilted center medallion design we haven't seen before and the white triangles at quilt's edge contain clamshell hand quilting. Detail shots are darkened to show the quilting details. Quilting stitches were wrought by an expert seamstress - they are tiny and very precise.

The backing is white and folds to the front forming the 1/4 inch hand stitched binding. Betsey gave this unused and carefully preserved quilt its very first bath. The bathing lifted and accentuated the beautiful, fine quilting - it was only then that we discovered just how many hearts the maker had carefully quilted into her creation. A labor of love indeed. Ask us about sending this very special quilt to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8584 Triple Irish Chain
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Q8584 Triple Irish Chain
c.1845
78 x 85
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Was $2,200 Now $1,600

In unused condition, this marvelously graphic quilt has wonderful fabrics; three deep indigo prints, a deep red print with tiny black vines, and a very unusual blue and taupe stripe used for the joining blocks. All hand pieced and hand quilted in 1 inch crosshatching. The red border is 1-1 ½ inches on three sides, with the fourth side containing an additional 1 ½ inch indigo inner border.

The binding has been turned over from the front to the back on this fourth side, but pieced and separately applied to the other three sides. The backing is medium brown home dyed linen. Fabulous for bed or walls! Professionally hand washed by Betsey, please ask her for more information.

CON HT31 Garden Maze with LeMoyne Stars
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CON HT31 Garden Maze with LeMoyne Stars
c.1835
84 x 86 (213.4 x 218.4 cm)
NY or CT
$3,400

A fabulous and very early cotton star spangled cotton quilt. Sixty four red and white calico LeMoyne stars measuring 5 1/2 inches each float inside a garden maze of the same fabric. The ground is a gorgeous light Prussian blue and white tiny calico print. Entirely hand stitched of course, as well as hand quilted in outline stitching throughout. The scant 1/4 inch hand applied binding is in the same red and white calico used for the maze and stars.

The backing is a brown, rust and white plaid cotton overprinted with stylized flowers in dark brown. See detail image. A superbly executed quilt in a wonderful two color palette that absolutely pops visually. The maker had a fine eye for graphic art and chose her fabrics well. This would not have been a scrap quilt but made with purchased fabric specifically chosen for this quilt leading Betsey to believe the maker was from a well-to-do family.

Special detailing includes careful cutting of the fabric in many of the stars so the same printed pattern is repeated in every diamond shaped piece – very lovely. This is a very striking, well executed quilt that simply demands attention and admiration. In excellent condition, this quilt would be perfectly exquisite on a bed or as a piece of stunning graphic art for your wall. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it is ready to send to you on approval for private viewing in your home. Please ask her for more details.
Flag Bunting
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Flag Bunting
pre c.1950
34 x 62
$195

Another fabulous flag Betsey believes is from WWI due to the dyes, however it could be from WWII. Found in New Hampshire but was not necessarily made there. Its sewn in tag states: 'Reliance' as the maker and has two brass rivets for hanging. It has been washed, still with a bit of staining that is permanent, and is ready to hang proudly for any patriotic holiday or for year round display.
Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
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Q8566 Four Patch Broken Dishes/Diamond in a Square
c.1925
78 x 78
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
$1,300

What a fantastic red, white, and blue quilt for a boy’s room or great room! Cotton shirtings, chambray, stripes, and checks have been pieced in a combination of Broken Dishes and Diamond in a Square patterns. The blocks are approximately 4 ½ inches square, and the entire quilt has been hand quilted in a gentle arcs. The separately applied 3/8 inch binding is a black and white print on pink, and the backing is a medium solid blue chambray cotton. In excellent condition and professionally hand washed by Betsey.

Q8570 Star of Bethlehem
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Q8570 Star of Bethlehem
c.1930
74 x 74
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
$1,300

The Star of Bethlehem pattern is so wonderfully graphic, and this quilt in excellent condition is no exception! Solid red, white, blue, and pink cottons radiate outward against an off white feedsack cotton background. The combination of white and off-white allows this quilt to work in all rooms, whether the décor is based on white or off-white. Entirely hand quilted with outlining in the star and hanging diamonds in the joining blocks. The backing is white, and the ½ inch separately applied binding is blue cotton. Professionally hand washed by Betsey.

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