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Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Farmer's Wife's Scraps

This baby quilt top is made using the old traditional Double Pinwheel block. I used a large variety of 30s fabric scraps to make it. The fabrics are all reminiscent of those you might have found as feed sacks during that period in our history.

Women made many a dress or apron or piece of child's clothing from the material of the bags that the men brought feed home in. I can just imagine all these scraps being the leftovers after the woman of the house sewed first dresses, then aprons, and finally used her collection of small pieces she had remaining to construct this baby quilt possibly for the anticipated arrival of the newest member of her large farm family.

Next on my agenda . . . sandwiching and quilting.


beth said...

it's beautiful. love those fabrics. isn't it amazing that all those different colors can go together so nicely?
enjoy the quilting on this!

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Thanks, Beth - I think 30s fabrics, especially, lend themselves to being able to blend with and compliment each other. Or maybe our eyes are just used to seeing them that way because traditionally the quilters of that era didn't have much of any other selection!

Allison said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am a bad blog commenter also, I never comment. Shameful I know. :) Thanks for saying hello, its always fun to see who's out there!

Chicken Mama said...

Mom, I just came across this post while looking for some information I need for your website . . . but just wanted to say that I LOVE this pattern, Double Pinwheel! LOVE it. So old-fashioned. Just FYI . . . should you ever make me a quilt . . . . ;)