Friday, September 23, 2016

EyeCandy for Lovers of Antique Fabrics!

A  customer brought in this Diamond Hexagons quilt to show when people do that!   This quilt was made from older blocks (pieced by hand) and assembled in the 1920-30's.  The quilt was then assembled, very expertly by machine.  Must have had a few extra diamonds that were combined with 1930's fabrics to make the quilt as large as possible!  Always happy to find an original antique fabric when I have the original!  Here is an old Windham print with matching diamond reproduction on the left!

And here it is again in a Tumbler Charm quilt showed to me by customer Shirley F. just a couple weeks ago!

I think the red/black print has been reproduced........

Loverly madder print.

Nice lace print on brown.

There are quite a few greens, many different.  Several have been reproduced for us!

Cheater fabric!

Nice novelty of tigers.

 From a toile....figures of children.  Clothes late 19th century?

Love yellow on blue.....we've had reproductions of this type also.

Another nice madder......

Lancaster Blue

Interesting dots........

Have seen this print often in New England this bright blue, red or tan.

This time a new color appeared......a blue green!

And here is the red......did not find any in the tan................

 The brown wavy design has been reproduced.....Judie Rothermel, I think!  Note the newer Eli Walker print that was used for setting triangles.

Another poison green.

Can you tell I love the madder colors?

Shaded ombre next to a claret.  Would be fun to photo all the pinks to see how many different ones.

More poison greens!

Windham reproduced these two greens.

Sneaking in a few more madders, as well as a Greek key.

 Looks like another cheater!

The purple/yellow fabric is later

And two of these prints are later......actually three!

Woven plaid in two different colorways.............

Nice horse head novelty..............

Nice handquilting!

Wish I had thought to take an overall photo of the quilt and the 1920-30 backing!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

New Goods!

Restocked Applecore rubber stamps from Cindy Blackberg.  Love this runner I made by hand using her stamp and 147 Moda fabrics!  Applecores are 2" x 3"..

Also got more Tumbler Charm stamps!

AND, this new "Sunburst" for making 6" squares!

Also have more Panama Pyramid templates from Linda Collins, for both hand and machine-piecing.

Edyta Sitar's Blue Barn fabric is Beautiful!!

New from Windham is Rosewater in browns and soft pinks.

From P&B's Washington Street Studio is "Country French"  1850's blues (and browns and shirtings)!

Jo's complete line of 40 bolts of "Gratitude"!  "Reflections" coming in January!

This is "Courtyard" from 3 Sisters....gorgeous purples and peachy pinks!

A new Precut from Moda is "Treats".....3-1/2" squares.

Project sheet for using the Treats.  I made the one in lower left but added a border because the floral stripe is SO Beautiful I had to use it!  

I love flowers that just pop up from seemingly nowhere.....however, this Golden Glow (aka Outhouse Flower) Really Takes Over!  It is beautiful for a few days!!

Birds planted some sunflowers for me this year too!

While I work in my sewing room, I listen to audiobooks (wish I had kept a record of them over the years.....tho I do still have most of a few years they will seem like new books to me!)  Just finished "The Lake House" by Kate Morton......have listened to a few of her her twists and turns!  Did figure out who stole the baby but not the right reason!   Usually, I like biographies and historical fiction but sometimes find an author who really speaks to me!

 Scrap Box getting Full!!  Will send it to Someone as soon as it is crammed full!

And now begins my Favorite Season of the Year!!