Last week I had a stall at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza outside Philadelphia. That has been my favorite show to shop for years, because I tend to see stuff there that I don’t find other places. So, with Lucy Boston on my mind, here’s what I came home with:
From the French Connection, yardage of a sweet little print that will make an understated backing, and two hand-stamped Batiks from Handloom Batik.
An Indian hand woven ikat, Philip Jacobs, more hand stamped batik, and more Philip Jacobs. I so love these vibrant colors…But I also love little traditional prints, especially shirting-types. They just go so nicely with so many other things. I bought the claret one from two different vendors on two different days, so the universe must be trying to tell me something about it…Oh, French Connection, you slay me year after year with these sweet little prints…Kathy Doughty on the left (I have a weakness for odd colors) another hand-loom that will be fun to fussy cut, a delicate Kaffe ikat, and the wheat, just because. I also picked up (another) one of Kathy Doughty’s books, and I’ve loved looking through it. She has a fabulous way with color!Oh, these squirrels. Who knows if I ever will use this, but I love squirrels and if you love squirrels, you have to buy this print. The French Connection again- they also have these gorgeous African fabrics. The geometric designs just call to me and mallard blue is my color of the year, so it seems!More Tula. If you’re familiar with Tula, you know that this print has big frog faces hidden in it. Well I don’t want the froggies looking at me, but this part of the print is super sweet. Ahhh, the vintage button lady. Who also had some hankies. Look at these! I am so pleased to have them in my repertoire and I will have no qualms about cutting them up! And, this little card of darning thread in the prettiest palate, from Brooklyn Haberdashery. If I actually had stockings in all these colors to darn, I would be one fashionable lady, indeed!