Brenda and her mom have finished the top they made from a ditsy floral pattern I showed last year.
I'd seen a kit in an online auction and showed it when I was discussing ditsies---vague florals of basic shapes. The pattern was easy to draft (that's the great thing about ditsies-there's nothing to them) and they made it in hand-dyed fabrics with various black batiks for backgrounds.
A very modern looking quilt in the color scheme and in the simplicity of the floral.
You can follow her progress at her Scraps And Strings blog:
My favorite Mela Koehler illustration.
Two dachshunds and a rainstorm
Translation of the German ö in her name causes numerous spellings of Köhler. She signed most of her postcards Mela Koehler but some have her married name Mela Koehler Broman. Another spelling is Koeler. She also signed some Mela Koehler Wien, which means Mela Koehler Vienna.
She often included dogs with her fashionable women.
Same storm, different pet.
And here's a little eccentricity from Vienna before World War I,
Taking your pet pig out for a glass of champagne.
Original Mela Koehler postcards in good condition are worth over $100.
I'm keeping my eye out at the flea market.
Oh, we were talking about ditsies weren't we. Read more about them in this post that inspired Brenda.