All 10 1/2 yards stuffed down into an old coffee can.
I asked the young lady if she knew anything about this treasure and she said her grandmother used to sew and had probaly picked it up at a yard sale . It doesn't appear to be old , except for the musty smell, and is in excellent condition. I paid her and off I went having no idea what I would possibly use it for. Could I sew it around the hem of a skirt? Would people look at me as though I was a brick shy of a full load if I wore a skirt with this around the bottom? The last time I saw something like this was on a denim bag I carried during high school. Yes, I am a flower child/baby boomer. lol...
It measures 5 7/8" wide. There is 1" on the bottom and approx 2" on the top of the background fabric. The flowers are approx 3".I actually laid it on a shelf and forgot about it, until this week when I saw these fabrics online:
Look at these sweet prints! I love Bavarian themed fabric. I didn't know that I loved it until I received this darling bundle.
I think they look terrific with the embroidered border fabric. I know. It is super, super busy so I need to figure out a pattern that would help tone it down some and one that would make use of the embroidered border. I was thinking maybe some Redwork blocks. Maybe Aunt Martha's Dutch girls or Windmills patterns. I love Redwork and have always wanted to do some. Maybe this will be a long term project. And how can I get rid of the musty smell? Do I hand wash now or wait and wash the quilt afterward? It is already fraying some on the edges. Plus the fabric is slightly puckered? Will that be a problem in a quilt?
I am really excited to find this fabric that looks so cute with the embroidered border. My darling handsome farmer husband dude said he was glad that I finally found $40.00 worth of fabric to go with my $2.00 border! He understands me perfectly! He came back from the hardware store with these:
He thought these were my colors. Bless his ever lovin heart! Guess I better go help him plant some tomatos.
I would love to hear what pattern you think I should use and what to do about the musty smell!
Thank you and I hope you
have a great weekend!
Oh, and if you haven't ever seen Karen's online store, be sure and check it out. She designs mostly Reproduction prints. She also has 4 books in print.