I like all kinds of fabrics, including feed sack prints and 30s reproduction fabrics. So in 2008, I made a little doll quilt from 30s reproduction fabrics with tiny nine patches, itty bitty yo-yos, and embroidered vines. I used a pattern designed by Carol Steffensen of Chickadee Hollow Designs: www.chickadeehollowdesigns.com. Check out her blog: http://chickadeechatter-carol.blogspot.com.
A year or two later, I bought an old canning jar chock full of authentic feed sack fabrics, cut into 1.25" squares for $9.00 – such a deal!! Two cardboard templates were included in the jar, along with two completed hand-pieced nine-patch blocks. I've been saving the jar full of squares, trying to decide how best to use that fabric.
Were those little nine-patch blocks intended for a baby quilt, a doll quilt? Should I honor the woman who so carefully traced and cut each square by completing the hand-pieced nine-patch quilt she started? Should I make another little doll quilt with yo-yo's and embroidery, only this time with real feedsack fabrics instead of reproductions? Perhaps there are enough squares to do both.
Time will tell. In the meantime, I keep this jar of tiny squares in my Girl Cave. It is one of my treasures.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower