Finish It Up Friday ~ Ila’s Favorite

It’s done! Dear bloggy friend, Ila, sent me this lovely feed sack top last winter. I was immediately smitten with it!

It’s nearly all made of feed sacks. It had the craziest seam allowances, but in spite of that, the maker had beautifully matching points.

I’ve had this backing fabric in my stash for some time and it was perfect for this top. I used the same fabric for the binding.

I used a pantograph called Woven Winds to quilt this. It is reminiscent of Baptist Fans. I had initially thought that I would hand quilt this, but given the massive seam allowances, I decided machine quilting was the better tack to take.

I love the design of the piecing!

There are a few stains that improved, but were not removed by washing. I care not, it’s part of the history. It is so cozy now. I foresee many picnics on this sweet quilt! Thank you, Ila for thinking of me. It may not actually be your favorite, but I’m calling it that anyway!

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Ila’s Favorite

  1. Neena Kirsch says:

    Wonderful finish! I love the way you honor the maker as you finish quilt tops others made.

  2. Wow – that is just fantastic!! A beautiful finish and amazing find!!

  3. What a beautiful finish! Enjoy it!

  4. Wendy C Reed says:

    It is simply fabulous. Such a modern looking design for its time. And, we think we invented “modern”! I have all those feedsacks except the basket weave setting fabric. I love it! Such a cozy finish!

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