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

About Blue & White American Antique Quilts

Blue and White antique quilts are the most popular color combination in America. One advantage of a two color combination is its ability to fit into any décor. No extra decorating adjustments need to be made for a blue and white antique quilt; it will be perfect in any room!

We have Blue and White antique quilts in every size from crib to queen, and colors from the indigo shades of the 1800?s to the cheerful blues of the 20th century.

Blue & White American Antique Quilts

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conch1 Quilt
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CONCH1 Indigo and White Folksy Bay Leaf Design
c.1855
70 x 86 inches
Believed to be from New York
$2,600

Graphically wonderful and perfectly executed, this unusual quilt has a folksy feel to it even though executed by a premier sewer and quilter. Completely hand sewn and hand appliquéd, this quilt was made before the sewing machine was in public use. Showing 30 indigo and white pieced Bayleaf blocks, on point, the work has been executed with minuscule stitches. There is double line quilting in the blue, white and green calico blocks fabric pieced and appliqued Bay leaf blocks. All the indigo blocks are on point. Joining them are white blocks containing wreath medallions with cross-hatch quilting in the center and completely surrounded by stippling. The massive amount of quilting used in stippling makes these areas of the quilt look stuffed. A client purchased this quilt from me,20 years ago. The owner has had this wonderful quilt hanging on his wall as major art. Since he's now downsizing, his quilt is ready to go to another home. Organically washed and ready for your approval at home.



conas4 Quilt
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CONAS4 Indigo and White Unusual Variation of Rob Peter to Pay Paul with Zig Zag Border
c.1870
72 x 80 inches
New England
$3,200

Believe it is safe to assume that the creator of this quilt was gifted with a mind for geometry. This uniquely designed quilt contains hundreds of blocks each on point and measuring apx 5-1/2”square. The optical illusion is revealed by the juxtaposition of the fabrics in the Rob Peter to Pay Paul design. When I first look at this, I see snowballs in four equal sections. The ”snowball" indigo and white circles are made up of four equal size pie shaped pieces. There are borders on three sides...why do the extra work on the top where it might not be seen? A very New England trait... All piecing for this piece of art has been done by hand. The circular pieces are echo quilted with the rest of the quilting executed in diagonal and horizontal cross-hatching. The unusual 5” zig zag border design is all hand pieced. At first sight, I thought it was appliquéd, but on closer view, it’s not. This quilt is a stunning piece of art for your wall. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your approval.



q9105 Blue and White Broken Star
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Q9105 Blue and White Broken Star
c.1880
81 x 84 inches
New England
$2,200

This graphically sophisticated broken touching stars quilt was created in the 1880’s with older indigo fabric. I’m saying 1880’s because of the white fabric. The indigo blue may even be 1860’s. Pieced and quilted completely by hand, the stars measure apx 22 x 22” with each side of the diamond measuring 2-1/4”. The stars are joined with 13” square blocks. The outside edge of the stars are joined with rectangular blocks measuring apx 6-1/2 x 13”. The quilt is bordered with a 7” white strip and finished with a 3/8” indigo binding. In unused condition and perfect for a queen size bed. Organically hand washed and ready to go.



q9201a Martha Washington
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Q9201 Martha Washington
c.1880
70 x 74 inches
Upstate New York
$2,600

The Martha Washington pattern was developed from the Ocean Wave pattern with the center joining square divided into four triangles. The edging is most unusual and is created using a border print which is indicative of the first half of the 19th century. However the style of border prints did return during the 1870's. Did someone take the border strip from an earlier fabric and apply it on this one as I believe may have happened. This border fabric actually pre-dates the other Indigo dyed calico fabric used in the construction of this very graphic quilt. The design construction is comprised of 13” blocks on point with the four sides of this quilt filled in with triangles each measuring 7 x 7 x 10”, one white and one Indigo Calico between each square. Two sides of the quilt have a 3” border fabric edged with a 3/8” hand applied binding. In the quilt world, indigo and white is and has been the most loved color combination in America. Organically hand washed and ready to be sent on your approval.



Martha Washington
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CONET3 Martha Washington
c.1880
68 x 76 inches
Lebanon, Maine
$2,500

Meticulously hand quilted, this pieced quilt is one of my favorites. The small triangles measure apx 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 2", the large triangles measure 5 x 5 x 7”. If this quilt did not have a split center...two triangles..one white and one blue..the name of the pattern would be ocean waves, but with the split squares the name changes to Martha Washington. The applied binding appears to be put on by machine and finished by hand. This 19th century blue is a wonderful mid century shade of indigo; sought after by many people. Actually blue is the most popular color in our country. This graphic quilt will fit perfectly on a twin, double or the top of a queen size bed. A beautifully graphic quilt it can also hang as an art piece for your wall. Made in Lebanon, Maine, the family name will be given upon sale.



Q9020 Double Irish Chain Quilt
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Q9020 Double Irish Chain Quilt
c.1865
72 x 86 inches
Ohio
$1,900

A wonderful example of a classic design and classic American color. Indigo seems to fit everywhere and is the most popular color in the country. Entirely pieced and quilted by hand, this beautiful and sophisticated Irish Chain Quilt is comprised of hundreds of 1-1/2” squares. The back and front are both constructed using fine cotton fabrics. With most two color quilts one can assume that the fabric was purchased and therefore the family was of comfortable means. The entire quilt has been quilted in a 1“ grid and was finished with a 3/8” binding. Organically hand washed and ready for your home. Family name available upon sale.



Q9102 Indigo and White Trapunto Touching Feathered Stars
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Q9102 Indigo and White Trapunto Touching Feathered Stars
c. 1850
76 x 81 inches
Believed to be from New York
$4,600

This exquisite and very early quilt is comprised of 9 gorgeous feathered touching stars with center sunbursts. An extraordinary quilt, it is an actual piece of art. Ranking above the top of the antique quilt world, not only for its beauty, but also for the amount of work that it took to create. Completely sewn by hand, this mid-nineteenth century quilt was pieced with some of the smallest stitches I’ve ever seen. A trapunto and/or stuffed quilt is a multi step process. First the quilt top must be pieced, second it must be stuffed, then backed and quilted. The third step is the very laborious process of separating fibers in the back and stuffing them with cotton. The back fabric is a more loosely woven linen, making the threads easier to separate. On this quilt, there are 16” squares between the feathered stars joining the 18" squares on point. All diamonds have 2-1/2” sides, triangles 1-3/4 x 1-3/4 x 2-1/2" and the squares have 1-1/2" sides. The cross hatch diagonal quilting is apx 3/4” apart. Organically hand washed and ready for your viewing. Call Betsey for more details.



Q9035 Chips and Whetstone, variation of Mariner's Compass
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Q9035 Chips and Whetstone, variation of Mariner's Compass
c. 1865
70 x 88 inches
New England
$2,900

This fabulous mid century Chips and Wet Stones variation of a Mariner's Compass was created by a woman who was a master at geometry and a master at sewing. The 12 circles measure 15” around, the inner circles 5-3/4”. The large triangles measure 5 x 5 x 2-1/4” and the small 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 2”. Usually this pattern is appliquéd onto a solid background. This pattern is pieced into the quilt. A wonderful dark indigo combined with a beautiful white fabric to create the most common color combination in America. Exquisitely hand pieced and beautifully hand quilted, this would look spectacular on a wall and would also fit a single or a queen bed.



Q9051 Checkerboard and Bars Optical Illusion Quilt
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Q9051 Checkerboard and Bars Optical Illusion Quilt
c. 1880
74 x 84 inches
Columbus, KS
$2,300

This wonderful geometric 19th century blue and white quilt is comprised of a few different indigo fabrics. Indigo dyes develop the depth of color from how many times the fabric is put into an indigo bath. Most of these are medium indigo and some are darker indigo. The bars measure 1-1/4 x 3-3/8", the indigo squares measure 3-1/2 x 3-1/2” and contain a quilted design, and the 16 square blocks measure 5 x 5”. Each small square in the 16 square block measures apx 1 x 1”. The 1/4” binding is half machine sewn and half by hand. This quilt will nicely fit a queen size bed. It is machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing is a white muslin. In unused condition. This is ready for your bed or as art for the wall. It's antique but looks modern.



Q8749 Indigo Blue & White Lemon Peel
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Q8749 Indigo Blue & White Lemon Peel
c.1860
72 x 85 (182.9 x 215.9 cm)
PA
$2,400

This classic Lemon Peel in the two color combination of indigo blue and white is just fabulous. It is comprised of three different indigo prints which are paired with black and white mourning prints. The blocks measure 5 1/2 inches square and are skillfully pieced to form the early and sought after Lemon Peel, also called Rob Peter to Pay Paul, pattern. Double borders measure 1 ¼ inches wide for the outer indigo border, and 1 3/4 inches wide for the inner black and white mourning print border. The addition of a four patch block in each corner of the quilt adds a special touch to the borders framing the inner design.

Hand quilting on this piece includes outline quilting for the body of the quilt and a single cable in the double border. The backing is white and the indigo outer border folds over to the back and is hand stitched down to form the ¼” binding.

This would be a wonderful addition to any quilt collection or a wonderful first quilt in excellent condition. We are happy to ship this quilt to you for viewing in your home on approval before a purchase decision is made. This quilt already has sleeves sewn on the back in case you would like to hang it as art on a wall.

Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
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Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
c.1880
80 x 82 (203.2 x 208.3 cm)
PA
$4,200

Simple yet striking graphics in indigo blue and white! Mini white stars on indigo cotton pairs with pristine white cotton in this fabulous quilt. Six 5 ¾ inch wide indigo and white pieced bars alternate with solid white bars across the quilt. Slim indigo strips within the bars measure just 1 ⅛ inches wide. A lovely 8 ¾ inch wide white border surrounds the bars design. Treadle sewing machine pieced and hand quilted.

Quilting consists of feathered twining vines in the outer white border and wide white bars, with single cables and parallel lines stitched in the narrow indigo and white strips. Just lovely - see detail pic.

The front folds to the back and is hand stitched down forming the 1/4 inch binding. The backing is white cotton. This quilt is in excellent condition with areas of the binding showing slight wear. Professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready to ship to you on approval for private viewing.

Q8689 Nine Patch Irish Chain Quilt
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Q8689 Nine Patch Irish Chain with Triple Border
c.1860
78 x 80 (198.1 x 203.2 cm)
New York
$2,600

A beautiful Civil War era indigo blue and white cotton quilt in excellent condition. Nine patch blocks measure 3 ½ inches square and are comprised of an indigo blue with white dots print paired with pure white cotton. Large joining blocks are approximately 10 ¾ x 11 inches. A 4 ½ inch wide triple border frames the design.

Quilting on this beautiful piece is skillfully executed using parallel lines set ⅝ of an inch apart, with ½ inch diagonal cross hat stitching in all white joining blocks. The triple border has lovely double parallel lines stitched ½ inch apart. The backing is a very fine white cotton with an applied 3/8 inch binding in a c.1860 white dots and lines pattern on indigo cotton.

This is a beautiful early indigo and white quilt in the lovely 9 patch Irish Chain pattern. The triple border sets it apart from the rest. In excellent condition it would be gorgeous on a bed! Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval. Ask her for more details on this quilt.

Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
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Q8883 Blue & White Baskets
c.1935
75 x 90 (190.5 x 228.6 cm)
Lancaster County, PA
$1,750

This classic and timeless basket pattern quilt is executed in a two color combination of solid ocean blue and white muslin. Blocks measure 10 1/2 x 11 and are set on point. Inside the wide 7" white border are triangular solid blue joining blocks adding a border element which highlights the gorgeous shade of ocean blue.

Nicely executed hand quilting on this quilt includes outline, echo outline, echo zigzag and cross hatch stitching in the blocks and triangles, with a five cable rope stitched in the generous outer border. Betsey gave this crisp quilt its first bath and some faint pencil lines used for the quilting pattern remain. Bleached muslin is used for front and back, with a 1/4" applied binding in the same ocean blue cotton as the front.

A wonderful baskets quilt in excellent, crisp condition it would be spectacular on a bed or as art on your wall. You may ask to see this happy quilt on approval for private viewing in your home.

Q8245 Indigo & White Steeplechase with Triple Border
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Q8245 Indigo & White Steeplechase with Triple Border
c.1880
64 x 74 (162.6 x 188 cm)
OH
$1,900

This eye pleasing indigo and white quilt is pieced in a miniature double nine-patch configuration. The tiny indigo squares on this piece measure just 7/8 of an inch. Nine patch blocks 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. The larger nine patch blocks contain five of the small nine patch blocks plus 4 solid white blocks. Wide triple borders in both indigo and white showcase a very slightly larger white dot on the indigo print than the print used in the steeplechase design...very nice. Total width of the borders is a generous 7 inches and contains lovely diagonal parallel double line quilting done by hand. The double nine patch blocks are parallel line quilted by hand with just a 1/4 inch between. Large white joining blocks have 3/8 inch cross hatch quilting by hand.

This is a gorgeous antique quilt that has so much going for it - a classic indigo and white palette, triple borders, tiny pieces and lovely hand quilting. A wonderful, warm and cozy antique quilt that has been used but lovingly cared for and is in excellent condition. The backing is white cotton as is the scant 1/4 inch applied white binding. It would be marvelous as art on your wall or equally as charming on a bed or used as a design accent in any room. Professionally hand washed by Betsey it can be sent to you on approval for viewing in the privacy of your home.

Q8324 Blue & White Goose and Goslings
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Q8324 Blue & White Goose and Goslings
c.1875
70 x 82 (177.8 x 208.3 cm)
Indiana
$1,300

A perfect quilt for a lover of blue calicoes! Various indigo calicoes were used in the formation of the hand pieced blocks in this terrific Goose and Goslings patterned quilt. An indigo with small white stars is used to join the 7 ½” blocks and also forms the outer 3” wide border joined by machine. Various indigo calicoes form the geese and goslings and include miniature patterns of white stripes with flowers, mustard dots and blossoms, and white speckled hearts.

Finely executed hand quilting on this piece include diagonal cross hatch and parallel lines done in the tiniest of stitches. The backing is white linen and the ¼” indigo binding was applied by machine. A soft and cuddly quilt in excellent condition that has been used but lovingly cared for. Professionally washed by Betsey. Quilts are always sent on approval.

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