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)


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.  :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Anemone and Hunny

I wanted to snap a few pictures of our anemone flowers since they are one of the last things in the yard to bloom before winter.  Apparently, Hunny was feeling a bit jealous of the attention and decided she should be part of the photo shoot, as well.  :)

The anemone are tall and airy and make a nice backdrop for other plantings. We have both white and a pinkish purple color in several spots in the yard.

We're having a string of lovely fall days here in Ohio.  Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Print and Pattern

My love for prints and patterns goes beyond fabrics.  These little bowls, for example, caught my eye last week at Anthropologie and just had to come home with me.

They are so pretty with fun colors and prints on the inside and out.  And at just $8.00 a piece, they were an affordable splurge.  :)
Then earlier this week I spotted these cute little journals at TJMaxx.

Great colors and flower patterns!  And get this...just $1.99 for the pack of 4!  How could I not get them? lol  They are a nice size to fit in my purse and will come in handy for jotting down notes or to do lists. And they look pretty sitting on my night stand.

Just a couple of little things that made me smile this week. :)
Its a crisp and sunny fall day here in Ohio, hope everyone is enjoying autumn!