• 30Mar
    Categories: fabric design Comments Off on Fabric Finds

    I had a great day of antiquing lately.  Nan and I hit several quilt shops after my talk to the Comforter’s Quilt Guild.  While on the hunt for another shop, we went around the block a couple of times, couldn’t find the quilt shop, but did see a good looking antique mall.  Sounds of braking! We found ourselves at the Third Street Antique Mall.

    It was huge, and I found lots of treasures, including a couple of bags of doll clothes.  I’m not really into doll clothes, but I am into FABRIC–and there were a few in this bag that I just had to have.  Now, even though I’m not into doll clothes, I must admit there were some pretty cute things in here.  In the top row, besides the two calico print dresses, is a darling crocheted cap, and the bath robe in the middle is flannel.  In the bottom row, there is a satin dressing gown in the deepest, darkest purple, an adorable slip and another calico dress.

    There were also two pieces of Barbie-sized clothes.  I don’t think she was meant to wear the black velvet cape with the riding jodhpurs!  It does make a rather dashing statement, though.

    This little girl’s sunbonnet was too cute to resist.

    This Dresden plate block had been backed to be used as a table topper or placemat.  There are some nice fabrics in it.

    I was delighted to find this large piece of feedsack!  I actually have a smaller piece with this same design, but I couldn’t pass this up–especially with the orange in there!

    This doll quilt is made with a “cheater” fabric with polka-dots.

    And this Sunbonnet Sue is on linen–real linen!  It seems like such a contrast, lovely linen and a calico Sunbonnet Sue.

    I tried to pass up this lovely piece of Redwork, but it was only $5.00.  $5.00!  It had to come home with me.

    Like I keep telling Bob, it’s research!


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