Sunday was our last Antique chat day at the shop for the year. We chatted, studied, ate generally had a lovely time. Thanks to everyone for coming and I look forward to next year.
This time we looked at Indigo Blues and Shirtings. Along with Turkey Red, Indigo is one of the most colour fast dyes in history. And shirtings are just one of those fabrics you cant live without. Everyone took home a set of notes, fabric samples and a pattern for my new Antique quilt tops.
This little quilt is one in my friend Jo's collection. It was made in about 1850 and has a little A embroidered into the backing. It has an amazing selection of fabrics in it and it has been tie quilted. The squares are 1" finished.
This is a part of my new quilt top and a pattern will be available soon to purchase.
I have named it Ladies Cross. It was first seen in Ladies Art Cataloge in 1922 and then in Nancy Cabot in 1935 so I combined the 2 names that it has . I'm still dating it, it has some fabrics that I'm not too sure about.