Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Feedsack Crazy Quilt

Whenever Amy does a new Blogger’s Quilt Festival, if I don’t have a new quilt, I try to select a quilt that I made before anyone read my blog. This is a quilt completed in 2003 when my daughter was leaving for college. She loved black and pink at the time, and of course I had to figure out a way to include some vintage fabric. I blanket stitched the feedsack and vintage fabric scraps onto 4 muslin squares using black floss, and then stitched them together to make the 8″ crazy blocks. I would just sit in the evening with a box of scraps cutting and folding and pinning and stitching. This was the first crazy project I made, and it was a lot of fun to make up different patterns. The border triangles were machine pieced and then blanket stitched.

The 8″ blocks turned out rather thick, so I purchased a heavy black waffle fabric for the sashing. I like the bright colors of the feedsack prints against the black. The quilt has a thin batting, but it’s still pretty thick, so I chose to tie it with pink floss.

When I was blanket stitching those pieces onto the muslin, I hoped that everything would stay put and not ravel. That didn’t turn out to be a problem at all because my daughter still uses the quilt, and it has received quite a bit of abuse over the years it spent at school.

Now I’m off to see all the wonderful quilts at the Festival — Thank you Amy!

Feedsack Crazy Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2003
Hand Embroidered, Tied with Floss
50″ x 60″

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