My friend, Patty at Petalier, pointed out that the first group of neon type antique prints I posted last week is from the 1890s. It’s always a bit risky purchasing these very old blocks and tops because the fabric can be in poor condition without showing any obvious signs of damage. To test the fabric, I have to grab the middle of each piece with both hands and pull as hard as I can in one direction, and then the other. If it tears, I have to throw it away, and sometimes that makes me very sad.
Amazingly, I haven’t found any rotten fabric pieces in this scrappy top, even though it’s over 100 years old. That makes me very happy.