Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Gathering Fabric on my New England Trip

I am a total fabric nut! I love fabric...vintage fabric, new fabric, recycled fabric, estate sale fabric, antique store name it,! I can assure you that i am going to look at it and probably be tempted to rescue it or buy it and just take it home with me. I adore fabric.

A year ago, my friend Melinda talked with me about making her A is for Annabelle quilt. She has been so kind to me, so I decided to offer to make her quilt for her when I was visiting again this year. She agreed to send it home with me and I hope to work on it this winter. The fabrics were made by the RJR fabric company for the Tasha Tudor family. The sweet fabrics are just darling. I missed getting a kit for myself, but I have been buying fabric when I can find it, so I hope to make my own quilt in the future. I actually have an idea roaming around in my head.

This is a close up of the a quilt that someone posted on Pinterest of the quilt. Pretty cute.

This is what the finished quilt will look like using the kit. It should be fun and I don't think it will be too hard. Yes, I do have a BIG winter project ahead. Yeah....

When I was shopping at the Rookery, the Tasha tudor gift store, I asked if they had any fabric. They had a bit upstairs, but I had to wait for all the shoppers to be checked out before they could take me upstairs to look at what they had in stock. I was happy to wait. This is what I was able to get! Not all of it is from the A is for Annabelle collection, but I bought what I liked.

 As Jim and I traveled on through Vermont after the Tasha Tudor event, we stopped at the Norton House quilt shop. I did get to stop there last year and it was the only quilt shop I got to go to on our trip. I couldn't resist a variety of fall fabric...another weakness. This is a beautiful fat quarter packet I bought.

I was really excited to find this pattern. I have been looking for a cute pillow pattern that would allow me to use a vintage or new embroidered center. This is perfect!

 I found a neat printed set to do some embroidery work in turkey red...great for a small wall hanging, pillows or small quilt.

I also found this cute little pattern for Ms Mouse. I just liked it and thought it would be a fun project.

We visited a lot of antique shops on our trip too and I found these two coordinating fabrics in a dollar bin. They aren't old, but I just liked the colors and the print.

I found this piece of fabric at the same shop...just so Deerfield!

 One of the antique shop had this lovely set of vintage quilt blocks, all sewn by hand. I always want to rescue quilt blocks. The colors are too cool.

I also love little dolly quilts. This little charmer just jumped into my arms.  I do love this time period too.

This is a little pillow sham made during the 30's or 40's. It's a Dresden plate, sewn on with a black blanket stitch. Theses fabrics make me happy!

So as you can see, I found a nice assortment of fabric on my trip. I think I should be set for awhile.

Don't forge to pop over to the my friend Heather's blog if you are interested in Tasha Tudor. Her button is on my sidebar. 


Stephanie said...

Sweet friend, what gorgeous fabrics! How I would love to go fabric shopping with you {{smiles}} I have missed you, dear friend....I hope your summer has been lovely.

Thinking of you and wishing you a wonderful week. Love and hugs!

mamasmercantile said...

What stunning fabrics, I have fabric envy they are all so beautiful.

The Victorian Girl said...

Oh yes, I always have to check out the quilt shops when we are traveling. Even after retiring from 15 years of working in one, I still love to visit them because they all have their own personality. Of course, I don't NEED any more fabric, but that's beside the point! I bought a couple of pieces of the Tasha Tudor fabric when it came out and am "saving" it. You know how that goes!

Kelly Deal said...

fabric swoon!!!!!!! I bet that finished quilt we be gorgeous!

Lady Jane said...

You found some excellent fabric. I love the little mouse project, that is soooo cute. You will have lots to keep you busy.