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Friday, October 23, 2009

Whose favourites are these?

These circa 1800s reproduction fabrics are from the range Nancy's Favourite Blues - designed by Nancy Gere.
This is the excerpt from the Windham Fabrics website:
Leave it Nancy to come up with this incredible collection of rich indigos, soft creams and milky browns, used in the most stunning quilts of the mid-1800s, and spanning more than half a century of rich textile history.
Indigo print designs changed only slightly during the 19th century; earlier designs were a little less crisp than their 1860s-70s counterparts, due to changes in the actual printing process.
Indigo and white quilts were very popular in straightforward motifs - Wild Goose Chase, Log Cabin - not many fancy curves, and because these blues saturated both sides of the fabric, they were very desirable since the same hue was found on the front and back fabric face.
It's no surprise that these treasured "gems" are among Nancy's favorite Blues.

So, these are Nancy's favourite blues... they are also some of mine, and some of Andrea's and some of Annie's (insert staff name here). LOL!!

The indigos are really striking, but despite the name, the fabric collection also contains some very dark brown prints and some beige ones too.

We have assembled fabric packs, or you can choose to purchase by the metre from the bolt.
Click here or on the link above to view all of these fabrics on our website. If you live near Gisborne, VIC, we would love to meet you.

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