Friday, October 17, 2014

Blue Bird of Happiness

My mom and dad spent a year and a half working among the Indians in and around Mexican Hat.  During that time my mom discovered Blue Bird Flour.  It comes in cotton bags.  She recently gave me a few. 
I cut out the circular blue bird logo.  (Which by the way was not a true circle and made for interesting piecing.) I put these in the center of giant flowers.  Then cut up the rest of the bag along with a bunch of my low volume scraps and created my Blue Bird of Happiness quilt.  

10 comments:

Maree said...

Those flowers really stand out on the low value background. I love being able to use old things like those bags and incorporate them in modern quilts.

P. said...

That is so cool! It really turned out great.

Nancy said...

This quilt makes me smile!

sewyouquilt2 said...

very neat indeed

Nifty Quilts said...

Fabulous! Love it!

Alycia said...

That is just beautiful!! Modern day feed sacks ..

Shelly said...

I love it! I'm a huge fan of a pieced background. This is such a cute and happy quilt!

JaneB said...

What a great little quilt. I wish the flour companies would all go back to cotton sacks. Think of the fun we'd have. 😃

roccagal said...

absotutely fantabulous!

sophie said...

I've been thinking of doing something similar with some (modern) cloth tamale bags and low volume prints, and now that I've seen your wonderful quilt, I know just how good it could look.