Nancy Mahoney knows vintage fabrics. She has been collecting them for years and her stash…..
Nancy’s latest collection with us is called “Adeline” and, as with all her 30s groups, the original swatches come from her own private stash. She has been building this stash for years. This is just a small part of it, along with some of her vintage toy sewing machines.
“Most of the vintage quilts in my collection were not prizewinners, but ordinary quilts, meant to be used, and their creators largely unknown. About half of the quilts are from 1850-1910, with lots of favorite old blocks including stars, Double-T, and Ocean Waves. The rest of my vintage stash is from the 1930s and 40s, which includes feedsacks, vintage scraps, quilts and tops, and lots of blocks, including Fans, Double Wedding Ring, Sunbonnet Sue, and Grandmothers Flower Garden. I also have several "trash" quilt tops, probably meant to be utility quilts, made from large pieces of fabric and sewn together in a crazy-patch fashion. I love them because the large fabric pieces are wonderful inspirations for new fabric collections.”
We introduced Nancy’s collection, “Adeline,” at Market. The booth display showed a variety of projects using her fabrics.
The pillows are from “Playful Patchwork” by Suzuko Koseki. The dress pattern is from “Stash Happy Patchwork” by Cynthia Shaffer. The bunny pattern is from RetroMomma on Etsy.
The quilt you see in the photo is our free pattern. Here’s the link to the download. The collection will start shipping to quilt shops at the end of November or early December. It’s not too late to whip out some quick holiday gifts!