Friday, June 1, 2012

My Blast From the Past

Last night my husband and son went to see the movie "Dark Shadows", based on the 1970's soap opera of the same name. I was an avid "Dark Shadows" viewer, at the tender age of 12 or 13. My husband enjoyed the movie and said they did a good job creating the 1970's.

Today, I had my own blast from the past - and the 1970's, no less.

I was flipping through my Hancock's of Paducah fabric catalog, as I do quite frequently, and a particular Alexander Henry fabric caught my eye. It looked very, very familiar. Here are the three colorways of the fabric taken from their website:

Alexander Henry Fabric "Cat in Calico Pink"
I had to get out my quilt to check. When I was in Junior High School, I made my first quilt, a simple four patch bedspread. One of my best friend's mother was an avid seamstress, and was kind enough to give me a large bag of her scraps for me to include in my quilt. One of the fabrics was one of my favorites - a purple patchwork print with cats.

Here are some photos of the blocks in my quilt made with that purple cat print:

Well, what do you think? The Alexander Henry fabric is very cute. But, I have to say I'm not anxious to revisit the 70's style fabrics or styles. Maybe that would be what the ladies from the nineteenth century would say if they were here today and presented with those old calicoes.  As for me, I'll take their old fabric any time!

Until next time,


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