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

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.

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CONBP8 Touching Stars Quilt
CONBP8 Touching Stars Quilt
c.1880
74 x 86 inches
Believed to be from New York
SOLD

Since the beginning of recorded time, people have documented their love of the stars and their fascination with celestial beings. This indigo and white touching stars quilt not only depicts the stars, but I am able to see the stars radiating.

Overall the dozens of stars are comprised of hundreds of diamonds each with 1-1/2" sides. The joining blocks measure 9-1/2" square. In addition to the perfectly executed twelve touching stars, we have a double border. The innermost 1-1/2" border is comprised of dozens and dozens of triangles which measure 2-1/8" by 1-5/8" by 1-5/8". The outside 8-1/4" white border has containing in those measurements an indigo 1/4" separately applied binding.

Here are some of the numerous beautifully executed designs showing in the textile. The center of each star has echo quilting. Diamonds are cross-hatched, the full star being outline quilted. The large joining blocks have a quilted wreath with a cross hatched center design. The smaller 4-1/2", on point, joining blocks are quilted with bulls eye quilting. The inner border is diagonally quilted while the outer border has a beautifully executed meandering vine surrounding the entire main body of the quilt. All areas outside the vine are diagonally quilted. The Indigo triangles framing the main body of the quilt graphically take this quilt to a higher level.

What a beautiful piece of textile art for your wall, bed or couch. Now organically washed and ready to be sent, as always with free shipping, for your in home approval.





CONBP5 Ohio Star with Zigzag Border Quilt
CONBP5 Ohio Star with Zigzag Border Quilt
c.1845
73 x 76 inches
Pennsylvania or New York
SOLD

A frame on a painting can take that work of art from being wonderful to exceptional. In the case of this quilt, that is exactly what we have. We have a perfectly executed graphically wonderful Ohio star quilt with a zigzag border, which has created an amazing piece of textile art. Personally, I would love to see this quilt hung as major textile art on a wall.

The fabrics, some of them early enough that they are block printed, are various combinations of Indigo and Chrome orange. The white fabric used on the front of this quilt is a very fine cotton. The backing is a white linen, indicative of the era. The 7-1/2" blocks have been turned on point, creating the Ohio star pattern. This quilt has a 7-1/2" border, 3/8" of which is a separately applied white binding. The zigzag border is executed in two segments, creating what I see as motion. The innermost border is executed from triangular shapes. The outermost border of Indigo and Chrome orange is a row of triangles measuring 4-1/2" by 3-1/4" by 3-1/4". These triangles are the same size as the triangles used to create the innermost zigzag border. Approximately 3/8" of the outermost triangles are partly covered by the binding. The Ohio stars are outline quilted.

The innermost white blocks are cross hatch quilted in a 1" grid. The outermost half square is quilted with arc quilting. The double zigzag border is quilted with straight line echo quilting approximately 1/2" apart. I believe there are at least ten different beautiful Indigo and Chrome orange prints used in the creation of this textile masterpiece.

Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your in-home approval. Please ask for more information.





CONBP6 Star of the East Quilt
CONBP6 Star of the East Quilt
c.1875
65 x 78 inches
New England
SOLD

This simple design that has been beautifully executed measures 65" in width. Due to the dimentions of this quilt it becomes a sought after size to hang more easily in various ares of your home. The perfect, diminutive Ohio stars which have been executed in indigo fabric with a white star print. The stars within the star have been turned on point to create the Ohio Star pattern.

The little blocks measure only 3-7/8". Because of the vast array of 99 Indigo and white star blocks the entire quilt reminds me of a beautiful star filled night sky. Every other block is also on point, each star is comprised of 8 diamonds with 1" sides. The entire quilt is cross hatch quilted in a 6" grid. There is an 8" border, 1/4" taken up with the separate hand applied binding also in Indigo. The quilting on the outer border is a rope design. All piecing and quilting has been executed by hand.

This wonderful star struck quilt is now organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your in-home approval.





CONRA1 Snowball and Nine Patch or Flagstones Quilt
CONRA1 Snowball and Nine Patch or Flagstones Quilt
c.1928
85 x 93 inches
New York?
$1,800

Original design quilts and quilts that are a combination of patterns are not only captivating and intriguing to look at but are also part of my favorites list. On top of this is the fact that the quilt is blue and white ...a most sought after color combination. Even though this quilt has a specific name I see three different patterns in the main body of the quilt. The patterns I see are the snowball, the nine patch, and the Irish chain. The combination of these patterns has created an optical illusion effect.

In addition to the main body, we have a double border. The first border is 3-1/2" wide with a 3/4" blue strip on the inside and the outside of the border, then a 1-1/4" strip encircling the main body of the quilt. The outside border measures 8-1/2" with a 3" separately applied blue binding. The entire white outside border has been perfectly executed with an entwined rope design quilting. In the main body of the quilt, the snowballs have a floral motif quilted in the center. Every other piece is quilted in an X pattern. In addition, the central snowball pattern is outline quilted. This entire quilt is beautifully quilted in a matching tone of blue thread. For a quilter to use a contrasting color of quilting thread, she has to be a proficient quilter.

The crowning glory of this quilt is the fact that it will perfectly fit a queen sized bed with 16" over each side. One could also use it on a king sized bed, however the overhang would be only 6" on each side.

In perfect condition and now organically hand washed, this wonderful antique quilt is ready to be sent for your in home approval.





CONBP2 Evening Star Quilt
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CONBP2 Evening Star Quilt
c.1880
64 x 70 inches
New England
$2,900

This wonderfully graphic and extraordinarily well quilted indigo and white Evening Star quilt is comprised of 56... 7” blocks. The 28 Evening Star blocks are diagonally quilted with beautifully executed stitches in rows 5/8" apart. The alternating white blocks are quilted with a medallion, all outside areas of this block are diagonally quilted with the center diagonally quilted. The quilting is so abundant that many areas appear to be stippled.

There is a 7-1/2” border comprised of a 2” Indigo inner border, a 5-1/4” white outer border, and a 1/4” separately applied hand executed Indigo binding. The white border is quilted using a diagonal leaf design that I have never seen and may be an original design. This design encompases the entire border...are these tilted leaves or tilted trees? The inner Indig border is quiltd with a triple row design emulating the flow of a stream. All together we have 28 star blocks and 28 white alternating blocks all of which are beautifully quilted. Each block measures approximately 7 inches square.

The quilt appears to be in unused condition. A bonus is the fact that This graphically wonderful quilt is a perfect size for a wall hanging or to use as a throw anywhere in your home.

The indigo stars are all comprised of one miniscule star pattern in a very deep indigo. The outer border has a medium blue indigo of the same print matching the binding. The different blue used here acts to frame the main body of the quilt.

Now organically hand washed and ready to be sent, with free shipping, for your in home viewing.





CONJP2 Original Adaptation of Flying Geese Quilt
CONJP2 Original Adaptation of Flying Geese Quilt
c.1928
65 x 79 inches
Pennsylvania
SOLD

Totally unique and very graphic is this Pacific Marine Blue and white Flying Geese design with corner blocks. All Geese are aimed towards the center of each side while your eye is drawn to the center hand quilted medallion.

Triangular flying geese measure 6" X 4-1/4 X 4-1/2. Two outer rows..the first outer row is apx. 5" in width and is comprised of corner blocks, a center strip 10" in length which is joined by blue rectangles ..on the sides the longer rectangles measure 29" in length while on the top and bottom the rectangles measure 23" in length. The white center measures 31" X 44". There are Variable Stars in each of the 4 inside corner blocks.

There is a quilted center medallion design which I believe is original to the quilter. Surrounding the medallion are rows of straight line quilting with the outside perimeter of the four corners becoming crosshatched. Each triangle has three rows of echo straight line quilting. The points of each star are echo quilted with the center portion having cross hatch quilting. The entire quilt is extensively quilted using various patterns.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your at home approval.





CONJP1 Basket Quilt
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CONJP1 Basket Quilt
c.1928
77 x 79 inches
Pennsylvania
$2,100

Machine piecing and extensive hand quilting are combined here to create a visually engaging work of art. Summer weight makes this quilt perfect for the summer while also to be used over a warmer blanket in colder weather.

Basket blocks are apx. 10" square with the triangles measuring 2-1/2 X 1-3/4 X 2-3/4. Basket handles have been machine appliqued. The graphic blocks are surrounded by medallions, echo quilting, crosshatching, scallops, chains , circles, overlapping circles, floral blooms and outline quilting. Wow!

This Basket Quilt has a double border of white and one of blue. Each border measures 2-3/4" in width and gives a feeling of the frame on a piece of art. The binding is a pillowcase edging that is closed by machine.

Organically hand washed and ready to be sent for your in home approval.





BTG75 Jacob's Ladder / Nine Patch Joining Blocks Quilt
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BTG75 Jacob's Ladder / Nine Patch Joining Blocks Quilt
c.1925
68 x 84 inches
New England
$900

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons of the year. Being a boater and loving the water, this naturally makes a lot of sense. When I look at this wonderful medium blue Jacobs ladder quilt the calico seems to show movement, almost like a ripple on the water. Well...that is how I see this delightful, never used, summer weight quilt. A perfect weight to use as a light covering, or could be used over a heavier blanket or "puff".

The entire front of the quilt is composed of only two fabrics...white and this delightful blue calico. The unusual binding..only seen from the back..is a different calico in the same shade of blue. This quilt was pieced by machine and then quilted by hand. The quilting pattern is a cross stitch design, on the diagonal 2" apart. A Nine Patch pattern fills the joining blocks between the Jacobs ladder pattern...first time I have ever seen this combination....very pleasing to my eyes.

This quilt, that emulates happy feelings, has been organically washed and is now ready to be sent for your approval, free of charge.



BTG71
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BTG71 "Blue Work" Embroidered Child's Quilt
c.1925
75 x 85 inches
Maine
$1,400

During the 1890's there was a craze for the style called "Red Work "...The Victorian era was rich with beautiful embroidery embellishment on silk and woolen quilts. A simpler style was created where the sewers could iron on stencil patterns then execute the stitching...usually a simple embroidery stitch. These quilts were created mainly using cotton fabric and therefore children could join in the style of the era. At that time the quilts were mostly red and white with the embroidery executed in red thread.

This C.1925 ..what I am calling "Blue Work" quilt, is the only one I have ever owned. I am surmising that the sewer was probably older...Maybe a Grandma making this for her grandchild :-)....She was using a style that was meaningful to her and deemed by her family too precious to use.

Created from 42 blocks, each measuring apx. 7-1/2" square, this quilt is a simple blue and white, the most popular color in our country. We have embroidered pictures of children, animals, flowers, days of the week, fairy tales and much more.

The sashing on this quilt, evoking happy feelings, measures 3-1/2" ..there is a double outside border with the blue measuring 3-1/8" and the white measuring 3-1/2". The perfectly executed quilting designs are : 1-1/4" crosshatching in the squares, "X" quilting design in the joining blocks, chain design in the sashing with diagonal quilting 1-1/2" apart on the borders. This quilt is finished with a separate applied white binding.

Appearing to be unused condition and now organically hand washed, this quilt is now ready to be sent for your at home viewing.



Q8994 Steeplechase
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Q8994 Steeplechase
c.1928
76 x 76 inches
Palmersville, PA
$2,200

This beautifully executed quilt must have been created by a woman who received an "A" in geometry. A piece of art that holds one's attention as one gazes at the perfect graphics and exquisite quilting. ....and in addition the quilt was created in blue and white.
Both hand and machine pieced then beautifully hand quilted and finished with an applied 1/4 " binding half by machine. The cobalt blue squares that comprise this Steeplechase design measure 1-1/2 " inches. The outside triangles that line both sides of a large border (almost 8-3/4" wide) measure 1-1/4" x 1-1/4 " x 1-7/8" creating a sawtooth edge framing both sides. The entire border is quilted with a gorgeous meandering vine which actually encompasses the entire width of the border. The main body of this "wow" quilt is covered with 1" crosshatch quilting....except that inside each white square there appears to be a quilted four leaf clover.
A treasure to behold that is not only stunning, sophisticated and beautifully executed, but at the same time this quilt radiates a feeling of peace.
In unused condition and now organically hand washed by Betsey. This quilt can be sent to you for at home approval.





Q9046 Double Irish Chain Quilt
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Q9046 Double Irish Chain Quilt
c.1928
57 x 84 inches
Ohio or Pennsylvania
$1,400

As difficult as it is to find a very, very large antique quilt..it is equally difficult to find an exciting twin or single bed size antique quilt in perfect, unused condition...and in blue and white! Blue is the most sought after color in our country.
This wonderful quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted. The white binding is turned over from the back to the front. The entire quilt is quilted in a 7/8" crosshatch grid pattern...The solid medium blue fabric used here makes this quilt easy to complement numerous color schemes.
This design is perfectly executed with a double border framing the entire graphically soothing quilt. Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your at home approval.





Q9238 Original Pieced Design Quilt
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Q9238 Original Pieced Design Quilt
c.1928
72 x 86 inches
Mormon family information upon sale
$1,600

History is comprised of real events, however, sometimes the history we are told has been construed to fit the ideas of the time.
This original designed pieced pattern appears to resemble an early American frontier fort. The pieced pattern may be original, but the embroidered vignettes were created c.1925 during the Red Work craze by Ruby McKim. These depict the views of America held by many people at that time...today we know better!.....This one of a kind, beautifully hand pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered (using black thread) and showing numerous medallion designs, is in unused condition. The fabrics used here are an excellent quality cotton. an off white and a rich medium blue. The quilt is hand bound with a 1/4 inch blue binding.
There are images of the west as was told to Americans at that time....one vignette that is accurate is the one showing a colonial woman at the spinning wheel.
Organically hand washed by Betsey and ready to be sent for your in home approval.
Purchased directly from the family....provenance upon sale of the quilt.





Martha Washington
CONET3 Martha Washington
c.1880
68 x 76 inches
Lebanon, Maine
SOLD

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.



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.



Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
Q9010 Indigo Blue & White Bars Quilt
c.1880
80 x 82 (203.2 x 208.3 cm)
PA
SOLD

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.

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.

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