Quilt top that inspired The Merchant's Wife
Collection of Terry Clothier Thompson
Have you seen this reproduction collection from my former design partner
Terry Clothier Thompson?
She has taken a top from about 1840, which she bought in Maine years ago,
and reproduced several prints for a reproduction line called
The Merchant's Wife
It's full of rainbow or ombre stripes
in Prussian blue.
Antique album block with the same kinds
of Prussian Blue stripes
The large stripes were quite fashionable in the
1840s and '50s.
Quilt about 1840-1860
Quilt, about 1840-1860
These fondu prints or rainbow prints are hard to reproduce;
there is so much going on in the print.
Here's a sketch for a reproduction quilt inspired by the original top.
And another sketch called The Merchant's Star that I found online.
A link to another new quilt in Quilters' World:
I think I will mix these with my latest Civil War Jubilee line---the stripes will make terrific sashing.
See some more reasons why you need this line of fabric at Lisa's post at Stray Threads