Sunday, June 14, 2009

… treasures



For as long as I can remember - I have loved vintage fabrics. Usually, I would simply admire them in old quilts & in photos of those who were using them in design. But for the past few years. . . I have begun to collect them.


That's what comes in those pretty pink packages! I started by collecting vintage linens & hankies (the firstones coming from my grandmas. . . of course!) - & now I search & find them all over! The ones that come in the pink packages (which I love!) come via Royal Mail from England. (And, . . . I have to admit 0 they come on a fairly regular basis!)


Actually, I did a little Photoshop "vintaging" in the photo above. Here's more of what they actually look like. . .



Each varies from about a fat quarter size to about a yard. . . enough, though, to be used for what ever my heart desires!
(I left out the ones that are darker prints. I collect them too - because really I collect the ones that I like the design & elements on them. . . who knows how they may end up being used!?!?! :o)


In the box below are the ones that have already been pulled from the pile. . . as they are already being used for some very special projects. . . ! (yep. . . I know. . . another little 'cliffhanger" . . . but I promise that all will be revealed soon!)




With all the beautiful new fabrics out there. . . I am still drawn to these. . . I just love the history & the charm they carry with them. I guess that all the fabrics we collect - whether vintage or new - have that 'draw' to them. We love them & the draw they have for us. . . knowing that they may one day be a part of our own "works of heart"


6 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

I love the pretty colors of the originals.. those 30's looking colors really speak to me. I can't wait for the 'reveal'. Winky wink. xo

Sherri said...

Such wonderful vintage eye-candy here! I also can't wait for the reveal!

Vicky said...

I was intrigued by the width of some really old fabrics I picked up a few years ago. Are these 36" or smaller? They're really lovely!

Mary's Cottage Quilts said...

Hi Bren,
I love your yummy fabrics. THEY ARE SO YOU!! I really liked how you "shopped" them - very cool!
Are you going to festival again??
Mary

Jacquelynne said...

Very pretty... can't wait to see what you make from them...
PS are all of your fabrics as neatly organized as those in your photos? Because my studio kind of looks like the Tasmanian Devil just whirled thru...

Elizabeth said...

You've got me drooling, bren!

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