Monday, October 6, 2008

Fabulous Fabric Find



This fabric is probably my very favorite fabric I ever bought. In fact, I liked it so much that I've bought it many times over the years. I love 30's fabric and bought this purple Everything But the Kitchen Sink fabric for my first 30's bow tie quilt.



Around the same time I happened to buy some in pinks and reds to use in this Mable's Table quilt. I have no idea why this picture flipped and I have no idea how to unflip it. I used the fabric as the rim on some of the bowls. By this time I was starting to really get attached to the fabric. I never found it again in the pink/red, but I did find it in green. I bought a lot of it. More than once. I have just enough left to use in my Lemon Twist quilt which I will return to working on some day.
I've use them many times in quilts over the past few years. I used it as part of pinwheels, butterflies and now the purple will appear my flower quilt I am appliqueing.




I've been a little disappointed because Ben Franklin Crafts is the only store near me that has quilting fabric. It doesn't have really any 30's fabric. I'm going through withdrawals. They do take Robert's crafts 40% off coupons though and will let you get 2 yards of fabric at 40% off. My plan is to piece my backs in 2 yard pieces. I saw the Portobello line from RJR, but hadn't looked at it closely until today. Guess what I found as part of the line......


This little gem! It's the same pattern but a colored background and the flowers are different colors and the leaves are green, but it's so close to the same. Of course I bought a fat quarter to use in my applique flower quilt. The also had it with a bright green background. I may have to make a pink and green quilt so that I can savor this lovely fabric over and over again. I need to go buy a lot of this so I don't have to horde it. I'm so excited about my little find! I just want to sit and hang out with it for awhile.

4 comments:

Nedra said...

If ever you find out how to flip those pictures back to the right way let me know! I had one today that looked fine when I downloaded it, but then on my blog it was flipped! I just deleted it so it wouldn't look so bad. I think these computers have brains of their own. My husband keeps telling me they only do what we tell them to, and in this case, I DON'T THINK SO!

Tara said...

i love 30s fabrics. fun post!

Anna M. said...

I have the same purple fabric and I love it too! I have used it in a few different projects, but now I wish I had all of the other prints just like it! =)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I really really love that table quilt!