This striking collection of vintage roses, damasks and florals is OohLaLa! When you're looking for a style that's sophisticated and elegant, these antique taupes, deep reds and blacks will surely inspire your inner "Francophile".
Inspired by her love all things French, artist Paula Scaletta created this collection to share with quilters and crafters from every part of the world.
Featuring botanical art from antique seed catalogs and distinctive engravings of old garden tools, this beautiful collection captures the ever-growing spirit and enthusiasm for creating lavish home gardens in the mid-to-late 19th Century.
Popular for their beauty and botanical importance, seed catalogues are a window into early graphic arts.
Working with these vintage elements, Paula combines colorful coordinates, offering many choices for designing together for quilting or crafts, or they can each stand alone for your next design project.
Wrappers were the casual dresses the women wore for everyday activities. Made to suit the season in either cotton or wool, this comfortable dress was high necked with long sleeves and a free-flowing body. Less fitted than more formal dresses, the wrapper didn’t require hoops, corsets, or bustles, was easy to make, and could easily be adjusted for maternity wear. The style was practical and enduring in popularity and suited women of all ages, including young girls.
As with any dress goods, after the garment was completed, the leftover pieces went into a scrap basket, eventually joining other scraps to make quilts for the family.