|Block 26 ~ Barbara Frietchi Star|
The light is Nineteenth Century Backgrounds II for the collection of Judie Rothermel for Marcus Bros and the blue in the pinwheel is Windham Fabric Presents Miniatures c.1886 by Nancy Gere Pattern #25856. The remaining fabrics were cut from 8 inch squares swapped in 2004. I've been collecting repros since then so allot of them are older. I am running out of madders so... it's time for some retail therapy!
|Block 27 ~ Irish Chain|
I reversed the lights and darks. Gives a whole different look which I am not quite sure works for an Irish Chain. I do like how the dark green fabric has the look of a chain. I didn't see it until I looked at the photo. Always interesting to see how fabrics play with each other in a photograph.
Center fabric is from Documentaries by Benartex and the dark green is Pockets and Housewives by Sturbridge for Kent Avery. The light green is cut from an 8 inch square and unknown to me.
I also cut out some fabrics for the 1880s sampler but that will be tomorrows project. Maybe a second Irish Chain block? What do you think? Until tomorrow... or should I say... later today! lol