Rachel Jean for SSI
Questions have been asked: What will you do with all these? Well, so far I've made a small arm cover for "my chair" - got a new one that I haven't photoed yet - for Pixie to sit on. It is from this one...
The future plan is to redecorate my sewing room to a more 'girly' space, so I'd like to make covers for the rocking chair in there from the Stitches in Bloom - red and yellow. I'm off next week, and plan to do Spring cleaning. We'll see if that notion stitcks, and how much gets done. If there's time left, maybe...
~~ Updated March 30, 2008 ~~
Are they all reproduction? I'm not sure about the definition, but they're all so pretty, and I'm surprised at the ones that are available - and the ones that are SO popular and hard to get! The following are pictures of the pieces I've collected most recently.
This one is new, from Hobby Lobby, by Brother and Sister Designs. The HOT colors make it less 'original' looking, but it's still pretty.
Amy Rosenberg for VIP by Cranston
This one appears to be from the 70s because of the color way, and it is labeled Fifth Avenue.
~~ Updated March 3, 2008 ~~
I started updating this post last night, but was having problems with getting photos in. Before I knew it, it was gone! Even with the Auto update feature, it was Gone...
On Saturday I made a trip to MaryJo's Fabric in Gastonia. It is about a 40 minute drive for me. I've been there a couple times before, but always seemed overwhelmed. This visit was SO much better, and I believe it was because I had something specific to look for. After I found them, the rest just came naturally. They had only one print of the CQ 'cheater' but it was available in three colors!! Then I moved on to the quilting cottons, and the fat quarters, and buttons, trim and laces, and notions! YES, it was a fun afternoon.
As I mentioned earlier, I won a couple yards of reproduction CQ fabric on eBay, too. As you can see, it's one more collection I've started. I'll try again to post the pictures - but will save first!!
This one is primarily purple, Hoffman.
This is the Daisy Kingdom, like the one pictured below in blue, but this one is in the bright colors.
This one isn't really what I consider crazy quilt, but thought it was interesting anyway! Fabric Traditions.
These are the same print, just different color ways I got from MaryJo's, "A Stitch in Time".
Janet and I have been having a conversation about reproduction Crazy Quilt fabric that is sometimes called Cheater Cloth. She has shown the original on her blog if you would like to see where it started.
I happened to have a piece I won on eBay several years ago that I promised to photo for Janet. I have recently won a couple more, but haven't received them yet, so I'll update this when they arrive, but none are original's like hers!!
I have attempted to get a shot of each of the block sections. This is Daisy Kingdom, "Allover Crazy Patch."