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 !
  • 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!
  • Terrific! A great combination of the Center Diamond and the Sunshine and Shadow designs. The quilting is in black and the tiny stitches show VERY well. Will brighten your bedroom and your spirit! Wonderful Southwest colors coloring. The fabric surrounding the diamond is beige (with lots of quilting). The sash is dark red, and the border black. Made here in Lancaster by an Amish woman
  • All-quilted quilts are prized for their cool elegance and their workmanship. A quilt for today and for generations to come! This quilt with its fine cream white cotton fabric was quilted by a Lancaster County Amish woman. The Apple Blossom design is very nice but rarely made. The quilt available has scalloped edges.
  • A charming little quilt that is full of details. The fans are accented with perfect hand embroidery. The colors blend perfectly. The hand quilting is tiny and abundant. Exceptionally well made by an Amish lady living in northeastern Indiana and quilted by an Amish neighbor. The initials of both ladies are hand quilted into the design.
  • Wow! Look at all the wonderful quilting. The quilted butterflies are outstanding, as is the border quilting. The quilt top was made by an Amish woman living in north eastern Indiana and the quilting was done by one of her Amish neighbors. Part of a collection she calls ‘Quilts Remembered’. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod.
  • Superb coloring with an attractive Ohio Star variation. Note all the fine quilting too. The quilt top was made by an Amish woman living in north eastern Indiana and the quilting was done by one of her Amish neighbors. Part of a collection she calls ‘Quilts Remembered’. Includes a sleeve for a hanging rod. Would make a great wall hanging or crib quilt.