Friday, June 14, 2013

Further with Jane Austen

Well, having not heard back from the overseas company re my fabric selections, I decided to head off up the country from here to the beautiful town of Castlemaine in Victoria.  I remembered from a past trip that there was a particularly gorgeous Patchwork shop that specialises in Civil War fabric and other 19th Century fabrics.  Where better to find choices for my quilt.  The shop is called Threadbear and just to give you a taste of what they offer, I shall put a link here for you to follow:

 http://www.threadbear.com.au/



Now you all know by now that my photos are not terrific.  I only have my phone to use for photographic purposes so, even with some editing on the computer, I could not get the richness of the colours correct.  Here is the selection and you will just have to take my word for it that they are all gorgeous rich shades of brown. I realise that the quilt will be a very dark one but that is the look I want for my quilt.  I want the actual embroideries to pop right out at me.

 
 
 
 
The above photo probably shows the true colour of the mid brown fabric as opposed to the one directly underneath.
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 

At a later date, when my computer is also not misbehaving, I shall update this post by fiddling some more with the photographs and also add the names of the fabric lines as well.

8 comments:

  1. I love the fabrics and I can 'see' what you are trying to achieve - I think the embroideries will pop beautifully! Well done! :)

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    1. Thanks Margie...I hope it works out the way I want.

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  2. I love the idea of the brown tones. Good choices, my lady.

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    1. Thanks Kate...I must admit I love brown. I also wear quite a lot of it too.

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  3. I think having a dark 'background' is a great idea to direct all the attention to the embroideries. Smart choice!

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