QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Baltimore Blues. It's not all blue.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Search Box


Dachshunds seem to own more possessions than other dogs,
so they spend time searching for them. My dog Dot likes to get her stuff out about 3 a.m.

SEARCHING?
Over in the left hand column you will notice the SEARCH box. This allows you to search in this blog for a particular topic or person.

For example, if you type in indigo and click on search a box will appear at the top of the page with links to all my previous posts on the topic. You can click on each one to read more about indigo.


Indigo was one of the most durable of dyes for 19th-century quilters


It became cheaper and more available after 1890 or so



Arnold Savage sent me these photos of some turn-of-the-last century prints with a label.


People paid extra for indigo prints because it didn't fade or wash away.


I recently found these indigo swatches on sales sheets in an antique store

Another way to search for a topic is to use the Labels. Many of the posts are labeled with the topic or a person's name. See the words indigo and antique fabric and Arnold Savage at the bottom. Clicking on any one of those will show you all the posts with that label.



5 comments:

Denniele said...

Well what else is there for poor Dot to do at 3a.m.???? Our dog sleeps soundly....thank goodness.....but she does snore.

WoolenSails said...

That picture is so cute, mine can't fit under the bed.
Love that indigo, looking at blue, a whole new way.

Debbie

Deb Rowden said...

ahem. That is NOT your dot's behind, it is not brown!

Barbara Brackman said...

Nowhere do I say that IS my dog's behind. You know she hasn't the most attractive behind in the world right now as she's chewed some hot spots! Nobody wants to see it.

Anonymous said...

I have a small collection of repro indigo's and I've been Jonesing for a "Flying Geese" quilt. When I saw the rectangular samples I suddenly realized that my indigo's would be perfect for a "Flying Geese" quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!
Pamela in SOMD