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ColoradoJim

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I am pretty sure it is a feed sack quilt for at least one of the fabric panels. The other ones have a slightly finer weave and may have been for flour sacks. All I know about it is it was done by the women in my mother’s side of the family, possibly by several of her aunts. It is handquilted and in fair shape with a hole that I need to patch. I am thinking late 1930s or early 1940s just based on the colorful music notes for one of the panels making me think of big band music.

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Jim
I'm not an expert but some questions come to mind what kind of batting can you see through the hole?  What did they use for backing? A photo of the whole quilt would also be helpful. It does look like it is feed sack fabric. Nice big squares, thanks for the watch to compare.

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Another reason to always make a label for the quilts we make!
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ColoradoJim

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The size just covers a full size bed without any over hang. The batting looks like strips of cotton and feels a bit lumpy sort of like the texture of blown in insulation made from old fibers on the quilted parts. I have included some photos including samples of the 4 patterns used. The music notes come in two slightly different patterns with one in a more strong maroon and the other in a paler maroon almost like it was faded.



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I think the 30's or early 40's would be right.  the quilt is in great shape color wise.
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ColoradoJim

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I just did an image search using feed sack music notes and pulled up the exact same fabric that was sold on eBay as being from the 1930s to 1940s! The ebay listing is long gone but someone had saved the picture on Pinterest. With so many feed sack patterns out there what were the chances I would find an exact match? That does fit my sense that it was done by my mother’s aunts in that time period as her grandparents had at least 9 kids so she had lots of aunts and uncles.
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Awesome quilt!

My wife has a couple of quilts that were made during her grandmother's generation (1920-1930). She still has her grandmother's quilting frame too. They were sharecroppers here in NC so having anything like that was pretty unusual and to have it still around with as much as they moved around.

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