Friday, April 2, 2010

I "heart" 1930's...

I have been collecting 1930's reproduction fabric ever since the very first line by Aunt Gracie came out...so you know I have ALOT of it but I just love it so that I have to keep my collection growing!
I use it all the time so I always feel justified when I have to add a piece or two (or 24...lol) to my stash.
These are the new fat quarters that I added most recently. I got them at Quilts Etc. when I went to Clothesline Club there. They have a fabulous selection and regularly order in new lines.
































Good ones huh?...
1930's fabrics are close to my heart because they bring back lots of memories of my Great Grandma Butterfield's quilts. I was born 4 years after she passed away so I never knew her in this life, but yet I feel like I did through her quilts.
I remember one of her quilts most if all....She made all of her grandaughters (of which my Mother was one) a double wedding ring quilt for when they were married.
My mother kept her quilt on her bed when I was very young and one of the earliest memories that I have is laying on that quilt. The squares in the intersection of each ring are blue and coral and the rest of the patches were made from floursack prints.
All of the different prints and bright cheerful colors just facinated me.
I remember that I used to play kind of a "matchgame" by trying to find 2 pieces alike.
I know that way back then is when my love of color and patchwork quilts began...

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19 comments:

Jackie said...

I heart 1930s too!! You did pick up some winners. They are beauties. What a terrific story about your Great Grandma! New 30s prints were added to my shop a few weeks ago too. I can't get enough!! A double wedding ring with 30s prints is in the works for the future for me!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love 1930's fabrics too. They are falling out of grace in our area, as newer trendier fabrics are filling in the LQS. What a sweet memory of your great grandmother.

Lurline said...

Just divine!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Judy said...

I have just found your site in the past month and it is the first thing I read daily. I would love to live closer so I could take your classes. I do have the Kitchen Applique and having a hard time getting started so I know classes would help. Love love the paper dolls and HAVE to have that one too. Your life growing up is so much like mine with family, fabric, music and siblings. Thanks for bringing back memories for me as I live them all over while listening to your music and reading at your site.
Judy

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

Wonderful fabrics! And a wonderful story about your Great Grandmother! What a legacy.

Nancy said...

I too love the 30's fabrics and hope to add to my collection while in Paducah at the quilt show...

All patterns look good in 30's..

Diva Kreszl said...

these are just such sweet fabrics...I love them all!

Nedra said...

What happy memories and a wonderful introduction to quilting. Have you seen Rae Ann's stash of 30's in her closet? Oh my!

Beth said...

Very nice! I was a big time collector of 30's fabrics too until I got bitten by the 1800's fabric bug, now that seems to be all I collect. But these are nice, might have to go and get a few one of these days. I also have a nice little pile of feedsacks that was my grandmother's that my mom gave to me a while back. I have used a few scraps of them but I hate to cut them up.

Chookyblue...... said...

what a great selection of fabrics......1930's are wonderful........

Sherry said...

Hi Lori. Love all those wonderful prints. Thanks for sharing your memory of your Great Grandma's quilt. I have a Pickledish quilt made by my Great Grandma. She passed away before I was born too. It was left to my Grandma, then my Dad. When my Dad got sick in 2005 my Mom gave it to me on my birthday & said she knew Dad would want me to have it. I cherish it!

Elizabeth said...

Your new 1930's fabrics are fabulous! And thanks for sharing such a special memory!

quiltmom said...

Your 30's fabrics are wonderful- isn't it interesting how we collect different kinds of fabrics - I love batiks but I am not sure why- I guess because I love how they change color and have such interesting patterns on them.
I loved your story about your great grandmother's quilts- The first time I ever made a quilt piece I was 17 and was helping a friend cut out template dresden plate pieces. Her grandmother had taught her to quilt and made quilts.
I have loved quilts forever and thought I would learn how to make them because it would be less expensive than buying one-- Was I crazy or what? But I love the process and collecting fabric is one of my favorite parts.
Thanks for sharing Lori
Regards,
Anna

Kim Walus said...

I'm thinking I might need to go buy some fabric at the quilt store. Did you buy them at Material Girls? I loved every piece that you showed us. Wonderful!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love ALL of your new 30's prints Lori! You deserve to have all the new ones.

Rae Ann said...

I loved hearing about your memories of you family and growing up.
I am in love with all of the fabric we bought that day but I have been feeling a little guilty. I have tried to fix it a bit as you will see if you go over and read my blog. Hopefully it will work and I will have an incentive to buy a little less next time or use a good lot each month before I go to our club at Quilts and buy more! :)

Shelley said...

That's exactly how I came to love color and fabric too!I played the matchy game too! I "heart" your 1930's too! Happy Easter!

Busy Little Quilter said...

My friend just did a "start to finish" class for my quilt guild. She brought quilts from her great great grandmother, her great grand mother, and her grandmother. She was trying to show everyone how quilting was in her DNA.

I believe quilting is in your DNA as well!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Someday maybe I'll make a double wedding ring. Not now. But it is on my "bucket list". I love these fabrics - some I've really never seen before. What line? They got my quilt and they are happy with all my stuff, so I'm happy. THey've asked me to work with a new line of 30s coming out in October Market. So of course I said yes! I'm not done with all the things they want me to do with this line yet. They called today with more requests. So I'm excited.

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