White Ground Chintz
Blotch Ground Chintz
Fancy Machine Grounds
Here are two doll quilts I made a few years ago, but are still Favorites of mine. First one is made with "Dargate Botanicals" by Margo Krager (blocks) and the sashing/border is "Sisters" by Mary Koval, both for Windham.
Found some antique fabric hexagons in one of my boxes of vintage/antique fabrics that were sewn in a row so I thought I would take them apart to make something more useful. Wish I had taken a photo of the "Before" as they really looked quite nice. When I took them apart, they are all sizes and shapes....amazing that they looked fine when sewn in row!! I found a old metal window template made decades ago by Roy Daniels that is just the right size. I have drawn the sewing lines and will sew them together just for a little tablemat...may have to add a few from my stash if there aren't enough.
Three colorways of the same fabric.
And if you have stayed with me this far.................................
I have another Giveaway ready! I am trying to "downsize".....I really am! Own too much Stuff!! I have a huge box of small fabric samples accumulated over the years of owning a shop, since "back in the day" when ordering was done without internet.......yes, there was life before the Internet!! I have filled a postal box with them and have enough to fill several more....will try to do one every month or sew! If you are in need (or want!) of small pieces for your scrap quilts, just leave a comment and you will be in the running for a random drawing!
Talking about "back in the day" reminded me of something else I wanted to mention..........found this photo on Facebook and it just shows that there was life before clothes dryers too!!! I do not own a dryer.....love my laundry dried in the fresh outdoors! Of course, during the preceding LONG winter, I could not get to my clothesline for a few months.........so I used drying racks in a spare bedroom.....even have the huge rack that belonged to my great-grandmother who lived from 1870-1958 and I cherish it because it was hers!!
Now off to find some "Woodblock" print fabrics for this week's Time Warp Stars with Barbara Brackman!! Check out other folks' stars and learn some history at the same time here.