Tell me who could possibly pass up an old grain sack with these colors? Not only the colors, but is that heart with the big V not just the best? Yes, I had it on my table for Valentines, but I can't put it away yet! It has to stay at least through "planting season"!!
It is somewhat amusing to think that we have come full circle. Many of us have grandparents and great-grandparents that used old feed sacks for various reasons.....because they had to and they were so resourceful with every thing they had.
I often wonder what they would think of our society today. I have no doubt they would be ashamed at all the waste, but what would they think of those of us that embrace the things from yesteryear and use them once again? As you can see this feedsack was not thrown away despite the hole in the front. It was simple to mend, and even accentuate the wear and tear it once saw. Can you see the small patch I put under it?
I put a simple backing on it, and used a checked piping on the edges. It has a simple beauty of its own without me trying to beautify it further.
One layer of batting later with simple machine quilting and it is ready to display. It can now be washed easily and will stay together for years to come.
In case you had never noticed, I love anything with a check fabric! This binding was just enough to add a little color around the edges. Perfect feed sack. Wonderful table runner.
I am joining Susan's Metamorphosis Monday and The Tablescapers Seasonal Sundays and Kim at Wow Us Wednesdays and The Blessed Nest. Take a look at all of the great ideas.