Feed Sack Nine Patch

feed sack nine patch

Quilt Pattern/Name:  Feed Sack Nine Patch

Quilt Size:  64 inches by  64 inches

Quilt Maker:  pieced by Ann Tarabini/ machine quilted by Ruthmary Schauer

Quilt Completion Date:  2015

Extra Information:  Many of the nine patch blocks were made from feed sacks that I acquired from nice lady in Ohio.  Her family had purchased chicken feed in these bags and then she used the leftover fabric sacks to sew items for her family. The sacks had stories to go with the pattern (dining room curtains, kid pj’s, etc).  Since I always felt guilty cutting into this stash, I wanted a quilt pattern to help showcase these.  I also added some contemporary prints to the mix.  The white squares are made from cut up men shirts and leftover scraps.  I think this added to the recycle theme.  I decided not to border the quilt.

Ruthmary quilted the meandering pattern in the white squares and then quilted a different design in the nine patches.  The back of the quilt is also made from some cut up curtains and sections of a discount fabric.

Do you like the look of a nine patch blocks?  Check out our FREE tutorial on Nine Patch blocks.  For more information about feed sacks, check out the book Vintage Feed Sacks; Fabric From the Farm by Susan Miller.

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