Monday, March 14, 2011
Hunting in the Hill Country
Encouraging words of the day:
For God, who said, 'Let there be light in the darkness,' has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 4:6, NLT
A little more on feedsacks:
By the late 1930s there was competition to produce the most attractive and desirable prints. Artists were hired to design these prints. This turned out to be a great marketing ploy as women picked out flour, sugar, beans, rice, cornmeal and even the feed and fertilizer for the family farm based on which fabrics they desired. Some sacks displayed lovely border prints for pillowcases. Scenic prints were also popular. Manufacturers even made pre-printed patterns for dolls, stuffed animals, appliqué and quilt blocks. By the 1950s paper bags cost much less than cotton sacks. Companies began to switch over to this less expensive packaging and by the 1960s, feedsacks were gradually replaced by other materials.
About my sewing…
The "Penny HarenPieced Applique" quilt-along continues. This week’s block is "Chain of Diamonds." Mine continue to be the oddest of the blocks posted. My block ended up with little arrowheads in the corners that are not supposed to be there. Go figure.
Is that all I’ve done? Yes, as far as quilting. I’ve been hog hunting. Feral hogs are predators in the Hill Country of Texas. They eat baby whitetail deer and compete with whitetail deer for food so they are hunted year round. Sows can have their first litter (4-16 in number) as early as 6 months of age and can have a litter every six months so, you do the math. Here’s a picture of me and my Dad with the boar hog I killed.
"The Material Girls Quilts" is having a giveaway which ends March 16th.
That is all.