I wanted to share with y’all a vintage, flour sack quilt I found at a yard sale a couple of weeks ago. It’s made from undecorated flour sacks and pink muslin.
The flour sack print has faded badly and the pink has faded to almost white. There are also some stains in the middle.
Can you make out the word “Allied”?
And I don’t think I’ve ever heard of Belisk flour.
But most of the sack print is on backward!
And yep. I had to shell out three whole smackeroos. I’m sure the ladies having the sale, who were in their 70s and 80s, were shaking their heads in wonder as I left. What would she want with that old thing? And I was wishing I’d got there earlier.
So now. What am I to do with this? Make pillows? A chair seat? Leave it as is? Unquilt it to expose the right side of the print? It will be hard to cut out around some of the best print. If it were yours, what would you be inclined to do with it? If you know me well enough, you know it’ll be a long time before I get around to tackling it, so I can entertain ideas for quite awhile.
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