Oh, how I love Pillar Prints!
My Pillar Print stars from last week. Starting with the top left and bottom right . . .
By Jinny Beyer for RJR Fashion Fabrics nearly 18 years ago. It came in two colorways--blue and pink.
I put both on the back of the Variable Stars quilt here.
By Karen Jarrar for Marcus Brothers. My favorite! Beautifully detailed.
It came in three colorways: cream, blue, and yellow with pink flowers.
I used the blue version as the border on one of my quilts. Barb V. used the yellow in her beautiful quilt, Sumptuous Stars. Check it out on Barbara B's blog.
After I made this star . . .
. . . I made another because I wasn't sure I liked the first one :)
Would you like
to hear the story about this fabric? We were in Sweden for my son's wedding (1997) and took a side trip to Gothenberg where I spotted this fabric in a store
window. It was displayed as a "furniture throw." The storekeeper didn't
have any in stock so climbed into the window and sold it to me. Made my day!
I have no idea where it was manufactured but it certainly has a different look.
Here it is on the back of another repro.
Did you notice the yellow w/red squiggles in that print? It was perfect for the windows/curtains in this house block :)
I finished High Peaks so-called for the high peaks in the Adirondacks. I had more fun choosing fabrics and quilting this little piece but it ended up being slightly skewed. I'm not used to working with such small pieces (1" hst) so it was a lesson learned. Check the size of your finished blocks and square them up before sewing them together :) I do that for all my quilts but why I didn't do it for this one is beyond me!
Have a wonderful day!
Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer