Full Circle 78" x 78"
"Full Circle" is the official Moda kit for my latest Civil War era reproduction fabric Alice's Scrapbag.
Carrie from Miss Rosie's Quilts designed it. You can buy Full Circle as a pattern or a complete kit.
Carrie combined a few simple blocks that work well side-by-side.
She used every print in the repro collection.
I think I see some of "Grandpa's Banyan" in there.
It's a paisley in a grid set.
On the left above: The document print from Alice's original four- patch quilt that inspired the Moda collection.
On the right: A piece of the reproduction Grandpa's Banyan, plus a photo of a man dressed in his banyan or dressing gown.
Why did I name the paisley Grandpa's Banyan?
Amos Lawrence in a banyan, painting by Chester Harding,
Collection: National Gallery of Art
Alice's Grandpa wasn't as rich as Amos Lawrence, nor did he own a fabric mill but the Pennsylvania farmer might have had a similar dressing gown or banyan.
Banyan made of wool woven in the style of Cashmere shawls
Banyan is an old-fashioned word for another old-fashioned word---
a dressing gown, our bathrobe.
But banyans were a little more formal
than a bathrobe. You received friends wearing
Or had your photo taken in one.
(How au courant is that hair????)
Here's a man's dressing gown in a cotton paisley print.
Paisley-style banyans were part of a mid-19th-century fashion for orientalism in the boudoir. Victorians loved the idea of eastern design from India, China and Japan in their private rooms.
A later, shorter variation was called a
Alice's original four-patch
The reproduction print comes in three period colorways.
Read more about a particular banyan here
Ask your shop if they have any "Full Circle" kits or patterns in stock. Or do a web search for the four words
Full Circle Alice's Scrapbag
to find a shop carrying the kit and pattern.