|Vintage Quilt made from feed sacks|
This little quilt was bought at the Nashville Flea Market, which is considered to be among the top ten flea markets in the country!
Several things grabbed my eye when I saw this quilt, one being the unusual blocks that are formed within it. After close examination, it appears that this quilt is at least partially made with feed sacks. Feed sacks bring to mind poverty of the Great Depression but at the same time there is a romance to the idea that women could make something beautiful from something so mundane.
The entire quilt, of course, is hand quilted and believe it or not, I bought this little beauty for $18.00! I have a hunch that in it's past it was most likely a much larger quilt and as the edges got worn, it was made into a smaller quilt.
|Back of Flea Market Vintage Quilt|
This quilt is definably weathered and worn, I just wish I knew the history behind it! I think that's what makes quilts so interesting is that each one carries it's own piece of history with it.
Quilts adorn many rooms of my house and this one is usually found draped on the railing at the top of the stairs. It sits near an antique trunk that belonged to my great grandmother.Those of you who are familiar with Sew Beautiful magazine, might recognize the framed lace gown that is hanging above the trunk. That beautiful lace dress is my grandmother's lace gown and was my inspiration for Lucy's Lace Legacy. You can read more about that here.
I love displaying quilts in my home - they give a home a warm and cozy feeling. This little nook in our home is not only warm and cozy, but it's rich with history!
I hope you enjoyed a little peek inside my home, and reading about my weathered and worn vintage quilt! I spent today taking pictures of all my vintage quilts and each and every one of them will be featured on my blog in future journal entries! I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!
Now it's your turn, please leave a link to something weathered and worn that you would like to share on "Weathered & Worn Wednesday"! My Linky Party guidelines are HERE!