"Ohio Star" Pattern

A Lancaster County Pennsylvania

Antique Country Patchwork Quilt  c.1930's

Traditional 9 Patch Block Design


A fabulous antique Lancaster County Pennsylvania Quilt made circa 1930's.

The pattern is called

'Ohio Star'

This delightful pattern originated in the 1800's and has always been a favourite of the Amish, Mennonite and Pennsylvania Dutch woman of Pennsylvania.  Listed in many quilt reference books, a good example of this pattern can be seen on the first interior page of 'A Gallery of Amish Quilts by Bishop and Safanda, also in the Hall & Kretsinger book 'Romance of the Patchwork Quilt in America' on page 57, in Cater Houcks' book 'The Quilt Encyclopedia Illustrated' on page 16, and 'Quilts in America' by Patsy & Myron Orlofsky on page 333.

This one is particularly lovely, all hand quilted, and made up of large 9-patch squares set on point.  The stars are made up of small triangular patchwork pieces.  A true eye dazzler!  

A brilliant collection of fabrics on the front make up the bold pattern of 36 - 9 patch squares in cheddar yellow, red and green sprigged designs enclosed by a border of red and with a wide border of green.  

Beautifully and carefully hand quilted, there are 9 stitches to the inch. The outer border has a wonderful dense cable quilting design and the interior is chanel quilted at 1" intervals.  The self binding was turned to the back and neatly hand stitched to the back of the quilt.  It's made of cotton fabrics and there is a thin cotton batting.  The reverse is made up of a red window-pane check cotton fabric, and a narrow band of sprigged red fabric across one end of the reverse.

It is in excellent condition, clean and ready to use.

Size:  90" x  90"

A Charming 1930's

Antique Pennsylvania Country Quilt in a Delightful Pattern !


Excellent Condition

Clean, no odors, no stains, no fading, no damage.

This has been beautifully and skillfully assembled ... Delightful !

Please Note:  

Bright light coming from windows in front of the quilt makes it appear lighter, there is no fading.

Please Note:  

Bright light coming from windows in front of the quilt makes it appear lighter, there is no fading.

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