Monday, May 27, 2019

1930s fabric

Why am I showing you these yo-yos  made from an English rose cottage garden fabric when I have titled the post 1930s fabric? Well, first of all, I don't really know what 1930s fabric looks like. Then I had a fat quarter pack of fabric that looked like it might fit the 1930s theme, at least Shasta style.  I bought two fat quarter packs and this was the other one. I thought these fabrics would fit right in with them since they have a similar pink / blue / green color scheme. So when I started to make the yo-yos, I just grabbed this fat quarter pack and started cutting the circles. This was my on-the-go project that fits easily in the suitcase pocket.

The other project I have been working on is the Seiring genealogy scrapbook.  It is a long-term project, just adding a step at a time when I am in the mood.  I used my stitchery project on the cover. Might as well get some use out of it. As you recall, I got the kit from the thrift store and it is made out of yarn. I'm bad enough with floss, but I think this adds a sweet old fashioned look to the book, and it feels good too since there are two layers fluffy batting underneath the stitchery.

 I haven't added the genealogy material in them, but the pocket pages are sewn in.

I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me when I came back from my trip. There was a box sitting on the porch.  My house sitter hadn't been picking up my mail, so I am glad it was still there! Wendy from The Constant Quilter sent me a big box of fabric for my yo-yo project. This is a set of real 1930s fabrics.

She also sent a big set of reproduction fabrics.Thank you so much for this huge packet!  I will be sure to make good use of them.

As you can see, my yo-yo fabrics that look like fabrics that look like 1930s fabrics are a bit off the mark of 1930s theme.  I haven't decided yet whether to turn those English garden yo-yos to their own quilt or still incorporate them into a 1930s quilt.

15 Minutes to Stitch: Week 21

Looks like I am farther and farther behind in reporting my stitching progress.  I know that I have been cutting circles and sewing yoyos and the genealogy book also involved stitching.  Since it has been about a month since I reported, and I am not sure how much stitching I really got in, I will estimate low and say about 50%.

15 Minute sessions of stitching this month: 14 out of 28
15 Minute sessions of stitching this year: 114 out of 146 sessions

Success Rate: 78%

If I had been keeping better track, maybe I wouldn't see such a big drop from 85% to 78%, but hopefully I will be able to increase my numbers during the rest of the year.

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Julierose said...

Lovely soft coloring on those yo-yos...the fabrics you received will be a perfect addition to you collection...hugs, Julierose

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Wow, you are off to a good start! I think you can mix those English Garden fabrics in nicely with the 30's repros and feedsacks. I like to think that the 30's fabrics mix with most things. My favorite antiques are ones that use fabrics from many generations! Have a ball!

Connie said...

Such pretty fabrics . . . love the yo-yos . . . isn't it nice to have a small "in your bag" project to carry along with you?
Sweet post!
Connie :)

Kaja said...

I agree that you can mix your first yo-yos in with the 30s fabrics - you're going to have such a range in there that they'll sit quite comfortably with all the others.

Kate said...

Beautiful fabrics! You've been busy. It's hard to keep up with the stitching time when you are not home. I have that problem if I'm not keeping up with my stitching notes, like when I travel for business. Hopefully, you'll get in some good stitching time while you are around the house.