Made from another of the vintage tops I had collected, this quilt is made almost entirely of feed sack fabrics. The red centers of the blocks give a big punch to this quilt.
Unfortunately I have no record of when I got this top; it may be another from Eli Leon. Regardless, I know I waited a long time before I had it quilted, and when it was finished by Nina Farrell, I saw how wonderful it really was.
Also quite wonky, this quilt’s appeal for me is not in the precision of the sewing, but in the fabric. I know I’m nuts, but I love these old prints.
Here is a detail of the machine quilting done by Nina Farrell, who got one of these lovely flowers in each red center.
For the back of the quilt, I used feed sacks and feed sack scraps from my collection. I tried to use the wildest prints I could find, so they could be showcased on this big back. Click on the photos to enlarge, and also see the detail below of some of the prints–crazy, crazy stuff.
All photography by Sibila Savage unless otherwise noted.