Tree of Life........Starting with my Favorite first! This is the palampore which measures 47" x 87". These were made in India beginning in the 16th century, where they were hand-painted and/or mordant-dyed and exported to Europe.
Tree of Life tiny circles, wavy stripes, and teardrops and twigs. Fabrics are 1800-1820.
And very colorful!!
This is new from Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts Moda). Her lines are always wonderful......just look at those colors and variety of designs!
This is new from French General (Moda) who also consistently Great!!
French General's Toile is lovely also.....and, printed in a larger scale like the originals from 1700-1800's were when using copper plates that often had a 36" repeat. That stripe both in the blue and in the off-white background are stupendous! Can't wait to use them!
A closer view of the gorgeous flowers and colors......love the variegated leaves.....perfect for broderie perse applique! The narrow stripe would make vibrant sashing!
A few scenes from the Toile. I got only the tan but might have to check and see if I can still get the blue and the red!! Choosing fabric for the shop is So Hard....always second-guessing yourself!!
There are 24 plastic bags of samples and as you can see (except for one small package that you can't see), they are all 4" samples or larger. Leave a comment to go into the Drawing which I will do May 9th!!!
I am Woefully behind on making my Stars in a Time Warp with Barbara Brackman (click on her button at the top right of my page......that was a feat accomplished for me to learn how to do that!), but the shop will be closed until May 13 and I plan to spend as much time as possible in my sewing room! During the month-long April shophop I have had Serious Sewing Withdrawal and now need to make up for lost time!!