Vintage fabric is a true love of mine.
Wendy Lewis always has the best selection of vintage fabrics anywhere and I bought a nice assortment for some new pillows.
The black floral is a french quilt top and will need backing because it is so sheer, but the colors are amazing. Pinks and some salmon with a dark black background.
She had a few new feed sacks in black...I know I know......but I couldn't help it!
The pretty French ticking looks great with the print as well.
It has a cream back ground and the stripe is sort of unusual, which I liked.
I usually back the pillows with this great hemp that she sells in large rolls. The down side, is that it is not all that wide, so if you are doing larger projects you will need to seam the fabric together.
I like to throw the fabric on the bed or the floor and take a look at it all together, to edit and see how it will all look.
This soft purple orchid floral looks so pretty with the sweater weave pillows
I bought this really bold Indienne floral too. Wendy told me this was one of her favorites from her last trip to France. It is from the 1880's and in untouched condition. Its has a strong coco brown ground with the pink coral and gold floral motif. She has more if you like this!
Project #2 is Americana inspired.
The little tea stained american flag is new but will sew up into a wonderful pillow.
I like the brass grommets!
The blue stripe is a vintage American ticking duvet cover.
I had another stenciled sack to put with this grouping too
What also caught my eye is how the french floral looked with this group. The gold from the flag ties these together and will be very fun if I end up using them that way.
What a great combo!
Well, I'm off to visit the Upholstery guy and I will share the results in a week or so.
Don't forget to visit Wendy. You will love her store!
PS: Hope all the MOM's had a wonderful day yesterday