Today is the day I go to quilt group. I have a hand-work project I've been working on for a little while (okay, a few years), and when I don't have something else that needs to be finished up by hand, this is the project that gets wheeled out. More often than not, I have a binding or some applique that needs to be done, but not today!
This block is called Arkansas Promenade, it's from a pretty old issue of Vintage Quilts that Linda sent me. Because it has so many Y seams, I decided it'd be a nice one to do by hand. I am using some of my feedsacks in the pink and blue colourway, and I have used a white osnaburg fabric as the background as it has a similar coarse weave like the feedsacks. When I found the white osnaburg at the quilt store many years ago, I bought everything they had, as I hadn't seen it in white before, and I have to say, I haven't been able to find it in white since!
This is the project I took to do while I was recently in the states. I was so busy the whole time that I only took the project out of it's bag on the last night I was there at Linda's quilt group. I have pieced two blocks, and I have third cut out and ready to go. At this rate, I estimate my quilt will be completed in about 2030!
It's nice working with the feedsacks, they're really soft and lovely. It's fun to think about who owned them before me, and also wonder about what items they contained!