Thursday, 13 November 2008

Quilt Giveaways, Christmas Freebies and Harness Racing!

The Old Red Barn Co. is having a quilt giveaway. I know this is plastered all over the internet right now . . . but really, you only need one entry to win - right? I know someone on my Christmas list who would love one of these.

And speaking of Christmas . . . That's Graphic has some wonderful Christmas graphics for free download that would look great on your blog page. Go have a look!

Now for the harness racing part of the title . . . does anyone have access to a fabric historian or know how old this fabric is?

Does anyone have an inspiring idea as to whether or not this would make a great quilt or not?

I love the images on this fabric . . . not a lot of detail, but just enough to make it action-packed and full of movement . . .

You could almost create your own imaginary race day story and I'm sure this fabric has a story or two to tell. I've had my eye on it for about three years now - these were found as a set of old curtains . . . but it was very obvious that in a previous life they were something else. The curtains were not complete panels of the fabric but large pieces sewn together as needed.

The fabric is a bit heavier weight cotton than our quilting cottons, but not too much heavier and most of it is in good shape and could certainly be made into a harness racing themed quilt.
Anyone out there into harness racing and have a unique idea?
I'm waiting to hear from you . . .
'til next time,


Edna said...

That is very cool fabric! I seem to remember that we had some curtains quite similar to that when I was a kid. We moved into the house I grew up in shortly before I was born so the curtains would probably have been fairly new, I think. My 'guess' would be that it may date from late 1940's or early 50's. I am not a fabric historian just dredging something up from memory. It will be interesting to see what the actual date is.

MYRA said...

Wow! That is definitely fabric from the past... Haven't a clue what to do with it besides maybe using it for a backing...