Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vintage 1930-40's Butterflies and Quilt Squares


I'm in LOVE!  I recently found these gorgeous vintage butterfly applique pieces in the most wonderful 1930's and 40's prints.  There is 128  of them...2 of each print!

How about a closer look at these amazing prints...there are lots of blues.



Pretty greens and teals.

A nice collection of reds (love the cute fish print)

Yellows.

Rusts and orange.

And just a few pinks and purple.

I've had a couple of these prints in full width yardage before, but many I've never seen.   I think I'll have to keep one set for myself to use in projects and just to fawn over. :)  The rest will be listed on the website , after a bit more research is done to confirm they're vintage.   Not sure yet if I should break them up into smaller lots or keep them as one.  (opinions welcome).
I also purchased a lot of 4" quilt squares from the same seller.  There were many feedsacks in this lot.

And lots of cute fabric prints along with checks, stripes, paisleys, and a few solids.

Here's a few of my favorite prints.

Those little topiary trees are just too cute, and the patchwork print in the center...love that one.
So as you can see, I've been in vintage fabric print heaven.  But its not over yet! I also came across a 4 yard length of 1960-70's Kettlecloth.  Its the same mod daisy and lily of the valley design that I had before, but in a black and tan colorway.

Ok, that's it for now. I've bored you with enough fabrics for one day. lol  I do have a few more finds to share (including 4 amazing 30's juvenile print fabrics) but that will have to wait till later in the week.
Wishing a safe week to those in the path of Hurricane Sandy.  Its chilly, rainy and windy here in Ohio...a perfect day to stay in, make a big pot of soup, and sew.  :)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

SCORE!!! The butterflies are amazing. Maybe you could break them up into color sets. That way people could buy a few if they want instead of the whole lot. And if they want more they can buy more sets. Love the pre-cut squares. And I've never heard of kettle cloth. Beautiful piece. Stay warm...enjoy your soup.