Baltimore Blues, my next Moda repro line, is scheduled to come out in October
but I see that some online shops already have the 5" Charm Squares.
8344 City Streets, a basketweave pattern
You'll get several colorways of this basketweave design, which I called City Streets. Baskets were something you'd have seen on Baltimore's city streets before the Civil War.
Leonidas Campbell and sister Sarah Rush Campbell, Missouri, late 1850s.
The History Museum on the Square
Baskets were functional items. Ladies might carry a reticule (a pocketbook we said on Long Island,
a purse we say in Kansas) or a basket. Baskets were a ladylike way to hold one's purchases.
Woman dressed to go shopping
Couple in street clothes,
bonnet, mitts and a basket and undersleeves
This woman was concerned less with fashion and more with than function.
She wears her apron under a coat and carries a small basket she might have
The original document print is the lighter print at the top left.
The blue-violet shade in the original was quite popular in the 1870s.
We toned it down a bit so it would fit with the other Baltimore Blues.
You'll need this print if you are doing 1840-60 quilts or 1870-1890.
See my Pinterest page Prussian Blues: Past Perfect