When I first saw this feed sack fabric I thought "Nancy Reagan" but after a while I realized it was probably the Queen of England? I think the fabric has to be older than when Nancy Reagan was first lady. Does anyone know when this feed sack was made and what it was made to commemorate? Glenna do you know? Or is it simply a lady in a ball gown and crown? It can't be Miss America can it?
Whatever it is I really like it. I especially like the blue stripes going into the white in a scalloped edge. And the blue stripe itself is very nice. I am sure when the time comes I will use every inch of this feed sack. It is unusual and fun. Don't you just love it? Edit - The concensus of those who "know" including Glenna and Sandi say that this is fabric commemorating the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in the '50s. I think that makes it pretty special fabric! And 'Posh and Trendy' pointed out it is very Jackie Kennedyesque, as well.This was actually one of my first applique quilts and you can tell, eek don't look too closely. I guess it is okay because I've made progress. I do really love this ball gown quilt. I can't remember for sure but I think the purple fabric above is vintage.
The funnest part was picking out fabric and deciding what to use. The pattern is from a quilt by Teri Christopherson in the book she made with her sister Barbara, called "Quilting with my Sister".
This dress in the green and turquoise is definately from vintage fabric. I sure wish I had more of that fabric. Dress quilts are my favorite. Obviously.
Happy Presidential Inauguration Day.