You'll remember a while ago I showed you some conversational prints I was using for my daughter's college quilt. Then Karan sent me some of hers with animals on them to add to my collection. I searched the internet after that and found a few fat quarters of others I hadn't seen and they've been sitting here waiting for me to post some photos.
All tied up with a pretty ribbon
Victorian Ladies with Umbrellas, Pinwheels (yes!), Victorian Sledders and Victorian Children Pushing a Barrel
This is not exactly related to the fabric, but bear with me. A few weeks ago, around the same time these fabrics came in the mail (and before my surgery), my husband and I took our daughter on a little trip to a revisit a small college in Illinois. She liked the college and we especially enjoyed the surrounding residential area with many lovely old Victorian houses built around the turn of the century.
I'm sure I could easily live here in one of these beautiful homes. Too far from Chicago and my husband's job though, darn it . . . . he's never been fond of long commutes to and from work and I don't blame him. I've been lucky enough to work in my jammies for years, albeit in a small house with kids underfoot for most of them. Anyway, in my Victorian daydreams, I've always wished for a big house with a huge front porch and yes, most definitely, throw in a a turret too. Maybe someday . . .
I jokingly told my daughter that if she went to this school, we'd probably have to buy a house in the area to be closer and also to keep an eye on her, LOL. I'm pretty sure she didn't take me seriously, but as much as she liked the school and the houses, she eventually chose a different college to attend in the Fall so I guess no more Victorian daydreaming for me when we visit her at school! It was fun while it lasted.
Not making much progress on The College Quilt yet - only have a few blocks finished and so still have a ways to go. Oh well, I hope to get the okay from the Good Doctor to sit down at the sewing machine for a bit soon (too much sitting isn't good for my stitches). This will definitely be my summer project if I can keep from getting too distracted by other things.