Saturday, March 18, 2023

Feedsack Follow Up

 Well, the feed sack quilt top from my previous post didn't turn out quite the way I expected. No real surprise there. The fortunate thing is that I'm quite happy with the way it did turn out. 😊 

I knew I needed sashing between the columns, the question was which of the remaining fabrics to use. A couple of them were just the wrong colors. And of course, there wasn't enough of others. I began with the narrow sashes between the Churn Dash columns.

There was one print I'd been saving to use between the flying geese the and Churn Dash blocks. Those two vertical sashes would have been wider than the pink ones. Sadly, it turned out to be too light in value. The pink worked again, but it left me short on the width I wanted. The obvious next step was to add narrow sashes to the two long sides on the flimsy.

And then I was delighted to discover that I had enough of the rose print to go all the way around the quilt top. I'd wanted to use that print but up to that point I wasn't sure where it would fit in. 

I was able to make a back for this small quilt (about 52" x 62") from yardage I had on hand. I used new quilter's cottons in hopes they would provide strength and stability for the loosely woven feed sacks. Now I'm faced with the conundrum of what to do with what's left of the feed sack fabrics. For the time being I'm just going to put them away again. Other scraps are calling my name. 😉



  1. This is a super finish, love that sashing and a perfect border. Maybe this will be one for yourself.

  2. So pretty! When James quilts this lovely, add a layer of muslin between the batting and the feedback top for added stability. Quiltdivajulie

  3. Those scraps are bound to find an eventual home in the Parts Department.... I do think that rose print border is a very pretty solution.


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