Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Stash #219 - Toy Box IV by Sara Morgan

Toy Box IV by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics
More and more 1930's reproduction fabrics have been creeping into my fabric stash over the last few months and although this addition may seem like a change in fabric direction these vintage inspired fabrics actually complement my modern stash remarkably well. What is old is new again.


First designed and printed in the 1930's these fabrics were mass produced, popular and inexpensive. Collections reprinted from that era have continued to be sought after and used in quilt making.
The colors are bright and cheerful and the designs tend to be small scale with ditsy all over patterns, both floral and geometric ~ not really all that different from some of the fabric stash basics that we see as part of collections today. 


TOY BOX IV BY SARA MORGAN is now available from:


I am feverishly seeking more 1930's prints and you'll see them appear in my quilts more often.

Enjoy Sunday!
Rita

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17 comments:

  1. Is it wrong to want all of these? I do love them.

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  2. Love these tiny prints, especially the blue and green.

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  3. And the pink and the red....oh heck, all of them!

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  4. These are really pretty... a lot of similar prints are available in very good cotton and poplin in India... sometimes even in fabric stalls on the sides of the roads!! And they are not very expensive - perhaps a dollar and a half per metre. A while back they used to be available on rayon and those would look good for years... because they keep their colours so well.

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  5. I love everything about this. 1930s fabrics are my absolute favorite!

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  6. Oh my gosh, you have to stop posting this fabulous fabric, I am going broke!

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  7. Lovely fabrics, what are you going to make?

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  8. I love the 1930's fabric designs, I have a quilt, made in the USA that is over 70 yrs old. It is fragile in parts and simply made but I love it.

    Peg x

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  9. I love the 30's fabrics also. The only problem is I don't have enough in my stash. I may need to remedy that soon.

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  10. I just finished a EPP hexagon wall hanging using 1930's repro. My husband is in love with 1930's repro fabric.

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  11. I just bought a bundle! So excited! Thanks Rita!

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  12. I love the colors. I want them all.

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  13. I just cleaned out my quoting stash and found an old bunch of 30s reproduction fabric and am just about to cut into it. Look forward to seeing what you do.

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  14. I love your liberty scrap quilt! Just found your blog, my new love, can't wait to sew my liberty fabric into a quilt. Love your blog!!

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