It has been a busy week, and unlike most weeks two days were spent out and about at Quilt Shows. Two shows in one week, and one of those was the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne (last day today!). Both quilt shows were wonderful and inspiring with color, design and fabric overload. My brain is buzzing. Quite exhausting really.
Found this week at one of the quilt shows were these vintage fabrics - these are not reproductions. I am very fond of these small scale floral prints, the colors and color combinations in particular are lovely .... the orange/brown and orange/greens.
These fabrics are all vintage cottons and they were in their original unwashed state. So precious. Most were straight off the bolt and they were were dirty (not so much stained but dirty from decades of storage and handling). The fabrics pictured here are post-wash. I gave these the harsh treatment because if they can't withstand being soaked with a stain remover product, then washed in the washing machine on a gentle but warm cycle, and finally tumbled dried in the dryer then I can't use them in one of my quilts. I am pleased say they are now clean, smell fresh and are ready for action.
The large scale strawberry print is also a vintage fabric. I couldn't possibly leave it there! All of the fabrics here are from A Piece of Cloth; an Australian vintage and antique textile sourcing business with fabrics and quilt tops sourced internationally and for sale directly from the studio or online.
Pictured above are some of the reproduction fabrics that either came home with me or arrived at my home over the last few weeks. A number of these fabrics are from the Feedsack III collection by Sara Morgan for Blue Hill Fabrics. The cute umbrella fabric (as well as the two floral fabrics directly above the umbrella print) is from the Aunt Grace in a Pickle collection by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics.
And these too. I am still loving (and using) text fabric and these are a quilter's delight. Text fabric with patchwork and quilted words, in black or white.