Saturday, March 15, 2008

Thanks ladies...

*UPDATE* So evidently Patty's background is not white, but natural. As is the background that Kathie will be using. So I can use the one I ordered or many of the other loads of choices I have at home to choose from. I've looked at all your suggestions and ordered a few even! I don't know where true white came into it. It stuck in my brain and that's what I was looking for from day one. I need to email Lucy to see what she used, but apparently it all looks white on screen. SO I'm happy with the color choices I have and I really thank everyone who stalked around and looked for me. I think the natural will probably work better with the repro's anyway.

Thanks for all the suggestions. I should clarify...please don't run all over looking for things on fabric sites, I'm not asking that! Just, if you receive a new bundle in the mail, or grab a fabric to use and realize that it's white and has tiny indigo, dark blue or black squiggles or dots or something...and the thought comes to mind that I was looking for one...jot down the name and shoot me an email. I am NOT, though someones email suggested, asking anyone to do my searching for me. Believe me, I've searched and love searching any and all fabric sites.

Dawn... I tried Little Quilts, they sell the bundle of shirting's but not the yardage so I can't really see what they have, but good site! Anything all JO is wonderful!

Lil...Thanks for the good choices, but I should have said indigo, dark blue or black. Also, that one print in the stack looks good from far away, doesn't it! But actually is totally blue and beige in color. See sample:Beth and a few others suggested shirting. They are certainly fine with me!! I just don't come across that many true white. So you can see the difference I put the one serious contender...on the right, with some others that look very light on their own....plus a white background fabric. While they look rather bright and light, it's still light creme, not white, and I kinda have my heart set on a white background.

I ordered 2 yards of the one on the right, just to have in case. The white one here is kinda good, but I wish I could magically remove every other design to open it up a bit. I did find it though, so who knows.

There's one that Lucy used in her cornerstones...a tiny circle that came in creme and white, but it's Judie Rothermel, 19th Century backgrounds and every time you put that into a search engine, you get the new group...which I have. I'll keep looking.

Now back to sewing blocks! Have a good day

8 comments:

MJinMichigan said...

www.reproductionfabrics.com has a couple of shirtings that look like they have a white background and are more less densely patterned than the one you have. You can see them at their website by going to search and then to shirtings. I'm sure if you called them they could tell you if they are actually white. Good luck finding what you want.

Beth said...

Too bad you don't live out my way, the shops I went to in Temecula a couple of weeks ago, if my memory serves me, had a very nice selection of the bright white shirting you seem to want. I know how it is when you have your head set on something, and you just can't find it.

Wendy said...

It's hard to tell what the colours are sometimes with the computer. And I too get an idea in my head and it sticks real good...lol

Darlene said...

I wish I could help but the shops in my area don't know what reproduction fabric is - grrrrr!

Lucy said...

Hi judy, The shirtings I used are indeed from Judy Rothermell. I bought them on my first trip to Bonnie! Both are from the same line. They are cream with a black print. It's a light cream. I hope this helps you. The orange is from Kona Cotton. I love the color schoolbus. Unfortunately we didn't sold this color at that time at the shop. So I used 'orange', it's close to schoolbus.

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KathyN said...
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KathyN said...

You can buy yardage of shirting from Little Quilts. You just have to call them. You can get the SKU number from the Henry Glass website to make finding what you want a little easier.