Tulip quilt with a cretonne border
from Laura Fisher at Fisher Heritage
I've done a few posts on cretonnes,
version of chintz furnishing prints.
I've shown several pictorial fabrics:
circuses and hunting scenes, dogs and cats.
But, as in nearly every print style, florals were the most popular.
Mills in France, England and New England did an
impressive job on the cretonnes of the 1880s and later.
They had perfected the drawing style and the
Roses are always in fashion.
Some designs were highly mannered
with exotic flowers made more
exotic by the artists.
One classic cretonne style pretended to look like
woven rather than printed design.
We love cretonnes at Moda and have
done many reproductions.
Double Chocolate repro by 3 Sisters
Meadow by Barb and Alma for Blackbird Designs
Rhubarb & Ginger by Blackbird Designs
Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts
Shooting Star by Edyta Sitar
Love Letters by Edyta Sitar
Mariner's Compass pieced by Roseanne Smith
Arnold's Attic collection.
Here's my latest cretonne reproduction,
an exotic floral called "Love's Token" from the Ladies' Album
line coming out in March, 2014.
Here's a link to the whole collection: