Thursday, June 14, 2012

mom's scraps--part five




More bow ties from my mother's scraps. They include fabrics from her mother and mother-in-law, including true feedsack from which they fed the chickens!
It is interesting the variety of textures in cotton fabrics of the 1950s and 1960s. The weaves, slubs, thread changes all add to the interest.
When I touched the top right fabric of the second picture, there came a flood of memories of lying with my face on her lap in church.

3 comments:

regan said...

These bow tie blocks are all so great! And I love that you have memories of certain fabrics.....more fun while you make them!

Annette said...

How special that you have those memories associated with the fabrics. I love the cheddar with the bow ties, it makes them just pop!

Beth said...

I see so many I recognize from garments, as well as left-overs used in doll clothes, and now in your quilt. Love it!