I finished a quilt yesterday. You might remember it. I wrote about piecing it last September (and gave the pattern), in this post: Feed Sack Challenge and also wrote about quilting the blocks in this post Flying Feedsack Squares .
It was a lot of fun to piece, and quilting the blocks one by one was fun, too, and really easy. The thing that slowed me down was making time to hand sew the backs of the rows together. I'm not sure why I procrastinate on that. I like handwork. I guess I'm not always in the mood for it.
Everything in this quilt besides the batting is made from feed sacks or flour sacks. All of these came from my collection/stash. Sadly I did not even make a dent in it.
The flour these bags held is long gone. So are the cakes, pies, loaves of bread, cookies, biscuits, and whatever else was baked from it.
As I run my hand across the quilt, or wrap it around me for a nap, I am very grateful these cloth artifacts survived, and happy I could give them a new home in a new/old quilt.
Quilting? Satisfaction guaranteed.