New Orleans House Project

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Orleans 1850

A recent visit to one of my local quilt shops resulted in some New Orleans-flavored stash enhancement.   The Quilted Owl specializes in reproduction fabrics and they had just gotten a shipment of these drool-worthy fabrics!
The line is called New Orleans 1850 and was produced by Newcastle Fabrics.  There are other colors available - I just succumbed to the purple.  You can view the entire line on the Newcastle website.

During the decade before the Civil War, New Orleans was often called the Queen City of the South.  The economy was bustling and the social and cultural life of the city were flourishing.  For a glimpse of what household life was like for well-to-do families, check out the pictures from the 1850 House Museum.

I haven't decided what I'll make with my New Orleans 1850 fabrics yet.  Since February is a purple month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilters, maybe inspiration will strike soon!


  1. Oh YUM!!! I thought you were showing off scraps in the preview picture because of RSC13, but these fabrics are yummy!!! And of course they ARE New Orleans. I can't wait to see what drool-worthy creation you devise for them :*D

  2. pretty new line, thanks for the heads up.

  3. Love those fabrics. They make me think of Mardi Gras for some reason! Looking forward to seeing what beautiful creation they will make.

  4. I wandered over here through Lori's Linky for the Abundance quilt. (Mine is only in planning stages.) Great fun looking through your posts. You're a quilter after my own heart -- eclectic projects, a touch of repros, brights here and there, traditional blocks.
    Busy weekend here, but I'll be back.
    I especially enjoyed the colorful houses you've found in New Orleans, matched with your blocks. Great fun!

  5. Catching up on reading your blog!! such interesting facts you have shared about New Orleans!! Thanks! And all your purples - just scrumptious!!

    Have a blessed day!