Brownstone houses from the past

By on 6-20-2011 in art quilts, Embroidery, Vintage Patterns

This vintage pattern was published in the McCall’s 1977 Needlework Magazine. They used it to paint ceramic tiles…it even has a fire hydrant and a little dog. The city dweller on your gift list would be happy to receive a creation made with this pretty pattern.

brownstone buildings

These brownstones would be very sophisticated painted onto a silk scarf. As a pillow top they would set off a white couch or could be done in bright colours as well. Embroidered onto linen and stretched into a frame could be another way of creating your own masterpiece with this pretty pattern. A whole cloth quilt of ecru cotton with the brownstones embroidered in bright white would make a lovely spread for a bed as well.



  1. Just love these brownstones and LUV your blog! Just awesome! Mary Ann S. Art For The Creative Mind

  2. I love this pattern as well … am going to do something with it when I know what…too pretty to leave alone…….I am glad you enjoy my blog .. Sue

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