Monday, October 3, 2011

Kent Cloth of the United Nations

I am not a huge feedsack fan, but I do have a few, I think 7 or 8.  I buy them mostly if I think they are pretty unusual.  That's why I bought this pair,

looks like Lil Abner to me.  I haven't seen this design talked about anywhere.  But I did find this article about feedsacks posted on  Etsy.  And the Quilt History site has a very informative article on feedsacks.

I have these two feedsacks because I have a small collection of vintage cheater fabric.

Love cowboys, so this one is a keeper.

 When I saw this quilt on a trip summer 2010 in California, I just had to buy it.  It is four feedsacks sewn together to form the center panel. 

The back of the quilt is also feedsacks sewn together. A large pink and red flower design.


It is Kent's Cloth of the United Nations.  The fabric was printed in 1942 by Percy Kent of buffalo New York.  Using famous WWII battles and Alliance symbols including Tojo, Hitler and Mussolini.