Posts Written On January 03, 2009

Vintage 30’s Fabric Samples – Greens

This is one of the best purchases I’ve made on ebay — an old shoebox packed with over 5,000 vintage 1930’s triangles — and it was so cheap. They were obviously samples because I can’t find a duplicate in the thousands of little pieces. Also, a few had some glue residue or a bit of paper on the short side, but most were pristine. There are 3 different sizes — this is the medium size (2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) greens. There are also blues, reds, pinks, yellows, lavenders, browns, blacks & a smaller amount of orange and turquoise. All of the pieces are the same elongated triangle.

I agonized over the quilt patterns I would use. I always want to select a pattern that will utilize most of the little scrap so not much is wasted. Many of the large triangle group were used in the Simple Objects Quilt. The medium-sized triangle group has the largest amount of pieces. For these pieces, I chose the Wheel of Fortune pattern and I was able to eek out both of the print pattern pieces and also reverse them (which was tricky because all of these triangles all face the same direction).

The Wheel of Fortune pattern and a 2-block sample appear after the green fabric photos.