Big accomplishment here!
Today is the last installment of
Barbara Brackman's year-long
study series, and I made it through the whole thing!
Our final assignments were
printed textiles which resemble woven paisleys:
and cracked ice prints:
both of which were popular novelty styles
during the 1800s.
I learned a great deal about textile history from this series, and also spent some quality time throughout the year rummaging through my stash for appropriate fabrics! I was able to come up with at least one example of every week's study topic -- what can I say beyond "deep stash." :)
I've ended up with 44 stars that have blue fabrics:
and 114 stars that don't include any blue colorations:
The blue stars are on my To-Do Short List
to become a strippy quilt, and the others will eventually be another large quilt.
for an enlightening and entertaining year!