oh my Lord are you fed up with decluttering??? I know I am!
at first i thought...stay home and stay safe ...what a wonderful chance to do the death cleaning I've always wanted to achieve!
BUT that was before I tried to tackle the clutter in a house where 4-6 people have lived and collected and collected and stored and stored for 31 years!! A house with not only at least two large closets in every room, but also masses of roof space!!
However, sometimes amidst the clutter you come across things you'd forgotten about!
i found all the antique quilt tops I'd collected many years ago...I do want to finish one of them! it's a raucous orange!! which will look wonderful in my blue North facing bedroom...
the best way to judge the age of an old quilt top is by the fabric...I think this one will be mid 20th century
.but that leaves me with about 5 I'd like to sell...plus a couple of dozen feed sacks...and a stack of blocks!!!
Making clothes and quilts from feed sacks became popular in the depression era...here's a good article about it: https://slate.com/human-interest/2017/07/how-depression-era-women-made-dresses-out-of-chicken-feed.html
The top below, however, is made from old shirts cut up...another way for women to be creative even though their resources were extremely limited...
I like the little funky mixes of fabric.
The tops are laid out on a queen size bed by the way...my new air bed!!! LOVE air beds! I shall never buy a mattress again...apart from anything else you can move these so easily. and about a tenth of the cost...however..don't invite your daughter and her partner and her large dog to play and sleep on one all together!!!! pffffffffffff..........