"Aunt"--It begged for a fussy cut!
The 1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Sew-along has begun, and it's exciting! There are over 4,000 members now, and the variety of blocks is wonderful to see. I am sticking to my reproduction fabrics, and throwing in some solids. Three blocks were introduced the first week, but from here on out there will be two a week.
I have several original 1930's quilts tucked away, and I've been looking over them closely to get a valid idea of what fabrics women actually used in the era. I keep seeing lots of spots, and print with print. Solids seem to have been reserved for the sashing and backgrounds. You don't have to convince me to pair prints with prints!
I decided it would be easiest to work in color families, and eliminate pulling fat quarters out of my stack. I have been focusing on the reds, pinks, yellows, and greens here.
The fabrics are absolutely my favorites, and take the edge off of having to do all the tiny piecing.
I'm cutting this short as it's sewing at Joann's tonight. I'm bringing the coffee and cookies, and have to pack yet. See you there!
Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew!