It's story: I bought a plastic box labeled "feed sack scraps" at a local quilt show for $15. The box sat on a shelf for a WHILE. I had just finished another string quilt when I saw this pattern in a little book of quilt blocks. The perfect project for my scraps! The size of the quilt (38" x 51") was dictated by the amount of scraps. I have a few whole feed sacks stashed away, so that's the border.
The green solid came from my stash and as you can see, I didn't have quite enough. I quilted in big stitch. I had one ball of #8 red pearl cotton and I was afraid that I would run short, so I used pearl cotton on the solids and 3 strands of the same color DMC floss on the prints. In the center of each block, 12 seams come together and it's hard to make the intersection PERFECT, so I added vintage buttons. 30's reproduction fabric on the back.