Amish Colors Quilts

Amish “plain” clothing is made with solid (usually dark) fabric that is black, or from the green, red, blue, purple part of the “color wheel” (no yellow or orange). Amish-colored quilts use these fabrics along with solid white and off white (light tan — sometimes called tea-stain, or paper-bag!). Most of these quilts use traditional designs along with traditional coloring. The quality of the quilting sets these quilts apart. to enable highest quilting a thin batting is traditionally used. We are very careful to show and offer only top quality very well made quilts.

Some of the quilts shown here are marked indicating that they are “available now” for shipment –we are usually able to ship quilts so marked no later than the next business day. Other quilts shown have been sold, but often we are able to find a very similar well-made quilt that can be shipped quickly. Alternatively we can arrange for a similar quilt to be custom made.

Take your time looking through this gallery, there is a lot to see. We try to show respects for the quilts and the quilters by properly showing them. If you have questions about any quilt, please call or write to us.

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  • The color, shape and the dimension in this Tumbling Block displays C Jean Horst’s disciplined ability to arrange colors in a totally symmetrical way and yet produce a complex overall design. There are stars and three dimensional blocks, easy to spot with careful inspection. Also the blocks rotate around a small black star central to the quilt. The light colored top of each block moves as the blocks rotate around, forming a jagged circle. Perhaps the quilt gets its name from the multiple lines of symmetry that intersect and echo throughout, or possibly from the way the colored blocks seem to tumble out from the center black star. The quilting was done inside the blocks. Squint your eyes and enjoy a somewhat different view of this kaleidoscope of color. ! Magnificant office wall or foyer piece. 100% cotton fabrics. Sleeve has been added for hanging or it could be used as a throw. This has 8 hand quilted stitches per inch and is well quilted. 100% cotton fabrics !
  • Elegant and definitely exceptional workmanship! An original quilt designed by C Jean Horst. Gorgeous 100% beautiful neutral and linens shades of cotton fabrics. Note the all hand appliqued designs and do not miss the tiny little hummingbirds! Excellent and abundant fine quilting with beautiful quilted feathers surrounding the central appliqué. Made in Lancaster. Copyright pattern — directions unavailable. The stitching is very close and very exceptional with 8-9 hand stitches per inch quilted by our Amish friend. The backing is 100% cotton in same lovely Snowberry neutral print like the border of the quilt. The documentation tag is on the back corner and it lists the pattern name, maker, origin, date, fabric content, and made in the USA. We are the quilt capital of the world here in Lancaster County.
  • All quilted quilts with abundant quilting such as this one are the most treasured quilts. With fine stitching and more than four times the quilting found on a typical well-made quilt, these quilts take an extraordinary amount of time to make and consequently few are made. This one was made by a very experienced local Amish quilter. Covered with fine cotton cream white muslin. A quilt that you and your great-grandchildren will cherish!
  • What a charming little quilt and look at all those scissors! Well made by local Mennonite woman with excellent patchwork piecing and fine quilting. Even includes tabs for a hanging rod! The perfect little gift for someone who likes to sew!
  • A pattern that is simply called “Kites”. The patchwork is interesting and you see more designs the longer you look at it. Great pastel fabric selections. Notice the all the pretty hand quilting. Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman.
  • A bright and beautiful wall hanging! Border color is navy. Notice the amazing hand quilted stitches. Well made by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Included in the hand quilted design in one corner are the words, “Lanc, PA” and in another corner are the initials of it’s maker. Includes tabs for a hanging rod.
  • Perfect colors of navy, rust, olive, khaki and multi. The difficult piecework is done very well. The hand quilted stitches are tiny and even. Beautiful quilting designs. Excellent craftsmanship by a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish woman. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod. Will look amazing in your home or office. With it’s variety of colors, it will coordinate in any room.
  • Wonderful, brilliant coloring and unusual design! A great quilt that will look amazing in your home or office. The border is black. Well made by a Lancaster Amish woman who has included her initials in the hand quilting. Includes tabs for a hanging rod.
  • Great combination of Amish colors in a traditional, pleasing design. The colors really shine! The tiny patchwork piecing is very well done. The hand quilting is exceptional. Made by an Amish woman in her Lancaster County, Pennsylvania home. Includes tabs on the back for hanging. This quilt would make your home or office look fantastic!