Thursday, November 26, 2015

Last of the pictures of conversationals on my 19th Century quilt plus Happy Thanksgiving!

only picture of fabric with turkeys from the Design Center conversationals (University of Pennsylvania):
 I couldn't resist!
Now on to the my 19th Century quilt top:
 double arrows, black


black nails/tacks with red leaves

 letter spike?

 blue and black arrows

American Print Works 1885, globe, moon and red stars

gold clubs and ball

 red grid

 black grid

horseshoe and polo mallet

horseshoe and nails in ground

 crescent moon with fly




 stick pin in circle

 nails or stick pins

 stick pins

 horseshoes and dot ground

lock hanging from l shape

 red screws

 anchors on blue

 pins and stitches

 circles with thorns
Hope you enjoyed seeing these conversationals.  I suspect most are from US manufacturers in the 1880s and 1890s (I know a few are from American Print Works of MA in 1885).  I really love the quilt top!  Goes very nicely with my 19th century sailors 'blouse' and fabric swatches and, be still my heart, fabric--1/2 yard of fabric from my dear friend Wendy:
Best sports conversational ever! Golf club, cricket bat, polo mallet, tennis or badmitton racket and another golf club or maybe lacrosse or .....?

Friday, November 20, 2015

World Piece, Mary Fons' new line, is arriving in stores--lots of conversationals Plus other lines available or will be soon! Repros!!
$8.95 a yard and you can order as small as 1/4 yds.
Lots of conversationals, some like 30s, some like 19th Century and some 'modern'.




 South Ameria
Other lines on the horizon include Songbird Gatherings (Primitive Gatherings/Moda) with 4 colorways of songbirds in February and Silver Linings by Laundry Basket Quilts (Moda) with 3 colorways of dog heads in January
 Silver Linings

 Silver Linings

 Silver Linings

 Songbird Gatherings

 Songbird Gatherings

 Songbird Gatherings

 Songbird Gatherings
Celestial by Windham is available now (moons and stars)
 as is Let Freedom Ring by Nancy Gere (Patriotic):