Tuesday, January 19, 2010

#19 of 365 - Retro on My Mind

I am the Block of the Month (BOM) coordinator for my quilt guild her in the Springs. To that end I choose a block design every month and choose colours and pattern and fabric types for the design I pick. This month I picked a retro block of cherries which is probably based on one from the 30s. I am not terribly into retro per se, but I have to appeal to a VERY diverse audience. So, I used batiks and tonals instead of 30s reproduction fabrics. Here's one of the sample blocks for your edification.

What got me to thinking about retro at all is that on Facebook it's been Retro Picture time. I therefore dug through the archives and found one of me from high school, way back when. Here I am back when I had crooked teeth and far less wrinkles on a hillside in Morris County, NJ.


DancesWithPitBulls said...

You looked like a big handful of T-R-O-U-B-L-E!!

Love love love the cherry block (hopes to win them next month)

Nicola said...

Ah bless. So lovely. And you still got it girl!

sapphireblue said...

Awww! Nice photo!
Where do you get your reproduction fabric? I've been dying to make a cute 1950's print dress.

Leslie said...

@Celia, try eQuilter.com located in Boulder for retro prints.

Thanks for the compliment.

Leslie said...

@Rebecca, my father would have agreed with you!