Was flipping through the new Connecting Threads catalog last night and thought I’d share with you my IF I HAD SOME EXTRA MONEY HERE’S WHAT I WANT TO BUY fabric…big sigh.
The Madder plant’s roots have been used for centuries to dye textiles warm reddish-brown hues. Clear blue was a popular accent color in the 19th century madder prints, as it complements the earth tones nicely, allowing their richness to really come through. We reproduced post-Civil War era ditsy motifs to maintain the historic feel of our madder group and added coordinating solids to calm the busy ditsies. Because of the small scale of the prints, this collection is an excellent choice for scrappy quilts.
The rest of the samples are from the
Fat Quarter Shop: