At the end of last year, in an Internet shopping weak moment, I joined a fabric club.
One of my many on-going projects is a civil war reproduction style quilt. A friend of mine in one of my quilt groups who is also working on a reproduction quilt (yes Judy, I'm talking to you...) turned me onto a bi-monthly reproduction fabric sampler club. The quilt shop is located in the eastern states of Australia and I've always loved their fabrics. Every year they have a stall at the Quilt Fair and inevitably I end up buying either fabric or patterns or both from them. So I knew when Judy said Somerset Quilters I was going to love whatever they were to include in a shipment - and I do.
These are the two packages I've received so far. Each package is double sided to give 16 - 10 inch squares of the latest reproduction fabric lines out. Also included is a block pattern (as if I need ideas to use this stuff...). I like that the fabric is labeled as well by designer name and line so in case I want more of any particular fabric I can easily order from them on line.
God knows I don't need anymore fabric, especially reproduction fabric - but I couldn't help myself. I've yet to use any of it but I will for the quilt I'm working on. There's something very attractive to me about repro quilts. Not only do I love the colours and prints associated with 19th century but the history of that period is one I love reading about as well. I'm hanging out to see Steven Spielburg's new movie 'Lincoln'. I only hope it eventually makes it here to Australia as its a very American-centric film.
So until I use it, it will live on my sewing table. I want to leave it out not only to remind me it's there to use, but also to just admire it. Uncut fabric has a beauty all it's own, don't you think?