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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  • Brilliant Lone Star on light-tan (paper bag colored) background. Border is Forest Green with Burgundy squares in the corners. The sash is dark blue. Note the extra stars on the pillow fold. Made in Lancaster by Amish woman ( who has subtly included her initials in the corner quilting).
  • Razor sharp, brilliant design, it is easy to understand why it is Granny’s favorite. Note the postage stamp size patchwork pieces, the abundance of quilting, as well as the very fine stitching. The maroon border nicely complements the shades of red in the patchwork. The pillow fold is exceptionally well done with extra quilting and its own attractive patchwork stars.
  • Special order for a quilt very similar to hs 7155. Am changing fabric #1 on dark side of patch to a fabric very similar, also fabric on light side to fabric that was sent via email for approval. Also changed the solid red to the burgundy red. hoping to have quilt finished in less than 3 month.