In my county we have a park called the Bonneyville Mill Park. Supposedly it is the oldest grist mill in continuous use in the state of Indiana.
Over the years I have purchased flour from the mill. The flour comes in muslin bags, I've been saving the bags for years intending to make a quilt with them someday.
That quilt finally happened this summer. I had several days in a row with no outside work or grandsons so I came up with a quilt flimsy of my own design. I just had an idea in my head and went with it. I didn't even sketch it out before hand!
It was really windy the day I took a picture so I didn't do the best job, sorry.
After the bags were emptied, I would hand wash them. The mill uses a red stamp to stamp the bag with the type of flour. I tried to set the ink before washing by pressing with a hot iron but it didn't help, the ink still bled. Hopefully, over time, the red ink will wash out.
The bags are in two sizes, depending on the amount of flour purchased.
The size of the flimsy is 80" wide by 78" long. Now I need to get this quilt quilted and I'll do a better job of taking pictures.
This quilt isn't meant to be a beautiful show quilt, it's going to be a functional picnic quilt used by the grandchildren, perhaps a picnic at Bonneyville Mill park someday.