Even though this quilt still needed its backing, and quilting, for that matter, the overstitching on the butterflies is flawless, and the mix of vintage fabrics remind me of the fanciful feed sacks that people started using for sewing projects during the Great Depression. Since cotton was so scarce at the time, feed makers hired designers to make beautiful feed sacks that end consumers could use to make clothes for their families and gorgeous, yet useful, quilts.
This quilt flutters like springtime and reminds me of those first bright days of childhood after a long, long winter. What fun it was in summertime to toss a quilt under a tree and play board games beneath nature's green, leafy umbrella, or dine on a picnic lunch par terre, even if it meant swatting away the ants and the gnats that dropped in for a visit. Like memories, this quilt is a pieced-together body of work -- one that will endure time and brighten even the gloomiest of days.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter