I started this project in June when my quilt guild president, Kim, mentioned at our meeting that she wished someone would do a program about feedsacks because she just loves them. That got me thinking because I knew that I had some feedsack-type stuff hidden in my vintage stash. So I volunteered to do a presentation on feedsacks for our guild. Kim was thrilled. We haven’t discussed a date yet, which is good, because I am still sorting through my stash. Once I get through my stash of feedsack stuff, I’ll devote a blog post to showing you my goodies. I had no idea when I volunteered that it was going to be so intensive or as fun.
I think I have delved into 7 or 8 of my crates already and I know I have more to go, including several crates of quilts yet. It’s funny — I had no idea how much stuff I’ve accumulated over the years. As I got it, I admired it, washed it (sometimes) and tucked it away lovingly into a plastic storage crate. Then when the current crate was filled, I bought another crate and the whole process was repeated. It is so exciting to open up a crate and discover such awesome treasures!
Here are the contents of the most recent crate I opened. Seriously, ALL this stuff came out of 1 Rubbermaid 18 gallon crate. It was all so smushed in there — I have no idea how I got it all in there. I found fabric galore, a few quilt top fragments, and even some feedsacks. Most of it all dated from 1930s-1960s, which just so happens to be one of my very quilting eras!
Below are 2 of my favorite fabrics that I discovered in the crate. Aren't they the cutest????? I just love little conversational prints.
Isn't the penguin great? How about a squirrel in pants, the deer in the scarf, or the bunny in a jacket? Any idea why the puppy is included on this fabric???? Anyone?
Check out these happy little birdies. Don't you just love them? They have adorable facial expressions.
Well, I'd better get back to work because right now I'm up to my waist in fabric!