Thursday, August 27, 2015

Real 19th Century fabrics --Sport

Sports was a common theme for conversational or novelty shirtings near the end of the century.  Here's a few to delight your eyes (I want them all.....)
 1885 Allen co.
 1883 UK
Schwabe & Son
 golf UK
Schwabe & Son

 1883 Ledeboer Bros. UK
1888 Dalglish, Falconer & Co Scotland
1883 Bayley & Craven

 1883 JCF
Next time Games of chance?  Animals?  who knows!  Aren't these fun!?

Friday, August 21, 2015

A few more 'real' 19th Century conversationals

I found the 'dog on painter's pallet" that was released by Judie Rothermel in 2003 originally printed in Europe in March 1882.  This is only the second Victorian conversational print I've found that has been reproduced in recent times.
Several of the new/old crescent moons with stars are similar.
Found a picture on the web from a selection of 'mill engravings' (copper roller, I'm guessing) I love the bundles of fabrics on the lower left!

Here's a 'mill engraved roller print or discharge on dark grounds from 1885
One popular motif during the last 20 years or so has been an anchor.  Here are a few from 19th Century (or turn of Century!)
1901 Manchester UK
 1883 Bradshaw Hammond
French 1885
1884 Watson & Co
Love this last one!
Another 'arrow print and another Astrology print plus Badmitton below:
1883 Arnold Co (US?)


 1885 Schwabe & Son UK, Double Pinks!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Eleanor Burns Block Party: Quilt's From El's Attic

Taking a break from my current obsession--here's some of the projects from July (Dresden) and Aug (fans) Block Party with El.
 12 blocks hand appliqued Dresdens--haven't decided what border treatment to do (ice cream cone? Wavy? Scalloped? Straight orange?)  Decisions, decisions!
A wee topper for Fan type #1 using fabrics I got from a friend at Block Party! Probably have to give it to her now.....
This one is 'rainbow' (don' t notice that I got the pink and orange switched....) conversational 30s "Scalloped Fan", machine blanket  stitched--I've made 9 block so far--not sure what I'm going to do with them and there's still a 'basket fan' to make.....

Friday, August 14, 2015

A few more 'real' ones from 19th Century

I'm sure you didn't think that I'd stop, did you?

 1883 Edmund Potter & Co, Manchester UK


 1883 Bayley & Craven, Manchester, UK

 1883 Bayley & Carven, Manchester UK

 1883 Bayley & Craven, Manchester UK


  1885 Haslet
 1884 William Watson & Co, Manchester UK

 1883 Grafton & Co, UK

 1884 Daglish Falconer & Co, Scotland

 1883 Bayley & Craven, Manchester UK


 1883 Grafton & Co UK

Okay, enough for now--wouldn't you just love to have some of these??? 

Monday, August 10, 2015

If I could design a fabric line

My 'dream' fabric line would start with these:
 late 19th Century
 from 1885 Schwabe & Son Manchester UK
 from 1883 McNaughton & Thorn, Manchester UK
 from 1881
 from 1884 Wood & Wright
 from 1885 Steel River
 from 1885 Schwabe & Son, Manchester UK
 from 1883 Ledeboer Bros. UK

 from 1882
 from 1900 Bourdon Legendre & Co, Paris
 from 1884
 from 1883
 from 1890 Schwabe & Son, Manchester
 from 1890
 from 1883 Grafton & Co, UK
 from 1885 American Print Works, MA US
 from 1890

 from 1885 Arnold Print Works, Mass. US
 from 1885 Steel River
These are a few of the 187 I've found, so far!