One thing leads to another when I start browsing Facebook and Blogs. You never know where it will lead you. Such fun!
I have spent the past hour trying to prove whether this first snail is real or not. Still not sure. Someone recently claimed to find one in Northern California. Click here to learn more about it if you are curious.
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|Ohio Amish quilt quilt sold by antique quilt dealer Darwin Bearley. Click here to see his book.|
To see more purple quilts, click here and here.
|1950s Rolling Star block as seen on eBay - - Brackman#3795|
|Marie Webster's Poppy pattern as seen on eBay.|
(Learn more about Marie Webster here and Marie Webster inspired fabrics here.)
But at first only the rulers wore purple.
~ Mauve ~
A review by The Guardian: "Mauve with the times.
Since its accidental creation in the 1850s, the colour has aroused strong emotions. Simon Garfield chronicles a vivid history.
This book reveals the fascinating history of how the natural red dyes came to various people and cultures centuries ago. Click here to find a copy.
|Here is an Anne Orr design styled after Marie Webster's earlier Poppy medallion. |
Both are Honorees of The Quilters Hall of Fame. The Anne Orr Iris can be seen
at Mark French's eBay store here.