|Must have gotten my scrappy quilt love from Grandma!|
The quilt needed lots of repairs if it was to be salvaged, so I washed and dried it first. I plan to resew the loose binding. But if the binding had not come loose I never would have see this:
The inside of the backing fabric revealed that it was made from fertilizer sacks! See the nitrogen contents printed on the inside? Not flour sacks and not feed sacks... but fertilizer sacks. You can also see the real cotton that was used for batting. That cotton came straight from a cotton field that their family tended.
|Feed Sacks (W.A.Davis Milling Company)|
I love the scrappiness in my Grandma's quilts. I know that is where I got my scrappy quilt love! These blocks are made with strips going cross wise, just like some blocks and mug rugs I've made in the past.
Question: I know I can easily repair the binding that has come loose, but should I attempt to patch holes or just let them be?
When this quilt was newly made, I'm sure it was beautiful and there is no doubt that my Mama slept under it at some point.