Fabric Friday - Snipes, Scraps, and bits of Vintage Lovliness

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It is no secret that I love vintage fabric. I really like putting even just a bit of vintage fabric in most all my quilts. I'm such a fan of Donna Flower's vintage fabrics and her blog. I enjoy browsing and looking at her lovely fabrics and notions.

I don't like to pass up a good grab bag. When I was a kid that illusive brown bag of penny candy or the grab bag at the 5 and Dime always made me beg my mother for change.

When Donna offered the Snippets, Scraps and bits of Vintage Loveliness bags I was pulled right in.
Look how lovely the vintage bits are packaged. They are so inviting.
Donna sent me a fabric gift along with my fabric grab bag. It is so beautiful. Doesn't it remind you of PKM fabric?
The pieces are all very sweet and I will put them in my fabric box with other lovely vintage scraps to use.
Even just a touch of vintage fabric in a scrap quilt adds life.
The prints are all very sweet.
I may even put a bit of vintage into my current row by row quilt I'm making.

It is such a busy time of year. I'm now over my little flu and ready to prep for Thanksgiving Day. Next week will be kind of crazy. I'm sure it will be busy at your house, too. Maybe I will get some time to sew over the weekend, though. Or should I put my Christmas things out?

-nanette

P.S. Happy Birthday to my sis Paula.
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Karen H said...

I love vintage fabric too. You've got a great variety of treasures there! I love them all!

Is your "Row by Row" quilt made using the same size blocks and layout as the picnic quilt? It looks very similar, but the applique really adds to it.

Shelley said...

Wow, those are lovely! Running over to her blog now to check it out.:)

pratima said...

Even a small scrap of vintage fabric adds a sweet charm to the patchwork. These are a pretty bunch, Nanette!

Thimbleanna said...

Noooo....don't put the Christmas out yet LOL! Take time to enjoy the family and that sweet little Allison! (Don't you love unsolicited advice haha.) Love the fabric, BTW.

PamKittyMorning said...

Ack you're rigth, that gingham piece is lovely. Wonder if she has more of that.. just thinking of the future.

PamKittyMorning said...

Ack you're rigth, that gingham piece is lovely. Wonder if she has more of that.. just thinking of the future.

Muddling Through said...

I know exactly what you mean, Nanette, I love the vintage-y fabrics, too, even the repro ones. They just make me happy. Maybe it's the memories of my grandmother using actual feed sacks to make little dresses for me.

Kim with a K said...

I also love vintage fabrics...yours are very pretty.
I'm a fan of getting out the Christmas decorations...my sewing room tree (tiny, white and sew lovely) has been up for a week and a few favourite quilts and ornaments have made their way out to..maybe that's why I woke up this morning to snow?!?
On the selfish side (that's me wanting to see more of your blocks)....work on your row by row...I love what you're doing and it must bring such pleasure to you!

Sinta Renee said...

Love the vintage fabrics Nanette! It adds such a special quality to your quilts. You are right... PKM's fabrics have that same feel too!
I am thinking about starting to tackle Christmas decorating this weekend too.

Shari said...

Lovely vintage fabrics! Glad to hear you are feeling better and hope this week isn't too wild!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lurline said...

Oooh! Shari - is a verry good friend of mine! Gorgeous fabrics, Nanette - may have to explore a bit further!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Nanci said...

And Nanette, it's no secret that most of us do love to look at these fabrics, be we modern quilters or not, the look of these fabrics is lovely.
I love the fabrics too!

Raina said...

such nice fabrics! I thought of PKM fabrics when I saw these too... I'll be sure to visit her sites now!

Carrie P. said...

Very sweet vintage fabric.
Oh no you have had the flu already! Glad you are doing better.