Monday, August 6, 2018

Conversation Prints

 The small quilt challenge for August in my online groups is Sewing Box Scraps from my book A Prairie Journey


I used some reproduction fabrics called conversational prints in some of the "bricks." These were novelty prints that were popular around the turn of the 20th century and contain image children, animals or other common themes. Conversational prints like these are a great way to add a little bit of whimsy to a quilt.


I love this little "bricks" quilt and had fun going through my scraps and finding prints that would blend well together and give it that "olde tyme" look.




Making this quilt was a lot of fun and I think it will be good practice for some of you to play with your fabric scraps as you put together another scrappy quilt. Use any type or color fabric you like. You can see that I used a variety of reproduction scraps in several different colors to give a little interest instead of using just one red or one brown row. Make your colored strips in the same color or fabric if scrappy doesn't appeal to you. You can also easily make this into a charm quilt -  use a different scrap for each piece. 




I also used some of the conversational prints in this other little quilt in the new book -





Judie Rothermel had a great line of fabric called Classic Conversationals a few years back and sometimes you can find these old out of print fabrics on eBay or Etsy. 



9 comments:

Sue Bennett said...

I have some but nothing like you have. You have some I have never seen. the quilt is beautiful.

Sally Murray said...

19th Century conversation prints are my favorite fabrics, followed closely by the same style repros. Thanks to all designers who have reproduced these, Rothermel, Barbara Brackman, RJR "Antique Conversational", Clothworks "Just for Fun" (I think those are the ones from your wonderful quilts)
You started me off on these Kathy, thank you.

quiltgrannie said...

Kathy, those conversational prints are adorable!! I only found one in my scraps. I had fun looking through all my scraps for this one.

QuiltGranma said...

Did you fussy cut those conversationals? WOW! beautiful1

Frog Quilter said...

Love your little quilts. Adorable!

Jocelyn said...

Very cute!

Yvonne said...

Such pretty fabric and your little stitches! 👏👏

Granny's Button Box said...

oh, your quilts are beautiful, just love the fabrics.

Marian said...

This was such a fun little quilt to make. I enjoyed picking a few of my conversational prints :))

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