I suspect the above is from the late 1970s. The colors are richer than the photos, rather like the Haider Ackermann fall collection, that I am currently obsessed with.
Although, in truth, I am more of an M&S kind of girl
The tomato paisley is pre WW11, and even I cannot get the stains out!
A delightful lightweight 1930s quilt, nearly all printed feed-sacks, with a wee print backing, in my favorite block. Log Cabin.
The edges were a bit frayed, so I decided to unpick the knife edge and turn the back print to the front to bind.
Nearly all hand pieced, the batting is partly a very threadbare pink damask cloth or spread that had itself been patched. I also spy some bits of curtain lining, Nicely, but sparsely hand quilted in baptist fans, perhaps our maker could not afford more thread, its obvious she did not mind the work.
I have not done a very good job, I wish I had
a...tacked a protective binding around the edge or
b...redone a knife edge, though the original was finely stitched or
c...left it alone.
I wonder what story this typical depression era beauty has to tell.
Sunrise along St Clair Avenue as I drive to the Brickworks Saturday morning market. The whole street is bathed in a golden glow, but I had to wait until I stopped at the traffic light befor I got a picture. I did not want to test my photography skills whilst driving.
Lots of disused industrial building supplies to display my wares.
This gorgeous 19th century quilt in saturated colours was thrown over some old scaffolding.
It would look terrific in the lobby of an apartment block or office tower, but alas, no big real estate mogul came my way.
But, this customer dropped by to show me how she wears the turn of the century child's dress from Constantinople that she acquired from me a few weeks ago.
Her mum assures me the fine cotton lawn washes like a dream. Its never to early to appreciate vintage.
I have a passion for vintage textiles, I even have a degree in printed and embroidered textiles (many decades ago), and I still find them intriguing! I hope to be able to share my thrift stores and market finds from all over the world. Toronto has been my home for 45 years.