Posts Written On February 2013

Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt

In my closet are some very old salesman sample books with pretty velvet and silk fabric pieces which I thought someday I would use to make a Victorian crazy quilt.  After seeing photos of this amazing quilt on ebay (which sold for $5,000), I’m conflicted — not sure if I’m inspired or discouraged to attempt a project like this.  Maybe a pillow would be a better idea.

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More Vintage UK Transfers

These Briggs transfers were included in Needlewoman and Needlecraft magazine, published in the UK from the 40s through the 70s. Lucy, who lives in Suffolk, has an amazing collection of N&N, and wrote an interesting post about the magazine’s history.

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My friend, Mickie, sent me a copy of this adorable Noah’s Ark transfer from Needlecraft & Needlewoman, which she is currently stitching.

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Vintage UK Transfers

These transfers were sold on ebay, and are not from my collection.  The low-resolution photos were pretty bad, but I have cleaned and enlarged them. I think they are now at least traceable (click for full size).

This cute nursery pattern (No. 20782) was published by Weldon’s (no date).

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The second pattern (No. 39) was published by Needlewoman & Needlecraft in the 1930s.

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