It actually looked quite picked over, as I walked in. I surveyed where they usually keep the fabric and there was a mere 1/2 yard. Kind of bummed, I kept busy looking at this and that - but kept gravitating like a satellite to the racks that usually hold at least a yard of two of fabric. About my third pass - I see it - poking out...then another...and another! Lots of yardage of beautiful vintage fabric! I'm still in the process of sorting and photographing each find - they should all be up on my Etsy shop in the coming weeks.
My favorite, however, was this sweet panel fabric
So, once at the shop - I begun the research process. The selvage had a name I did not recognize, Georgia J Bonesteel. Well, shame on me. She, it turns out, is one the most respected quilters and is still in the game -- she even has a blog!
|She had great 80's hair and this quilt - isn't it super similar to the pillow panel she designed!||Photo credit: Flickr|
First she designed this pillow panel too...
Secondly, as noted on her website, she had a shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans selling small handbags. Only a mere hour from here. It was called Cajun Quilters; I sincerely wish I had found it but maybe that's where my favorite pillow originated!
Anywho, I'm so happy to have a home for these two designs in the shop. You can find the panel fabric and coordinate in my Etsy shop. I have a nice stock of yardage of each which pleases me to no end to provide something that I hope will become someone else's favorite pillow and maybe inspire them to a life of crafting and simple pleasures.
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