A Quilt We Can Believe In
I created this donkey quilt for the Thimble & Thread Quilt Guild’s 2007/2008 Challenge which required recycled textile materials to be used for the top and backing. Vintage (circa 1940′s -1950′s) decorator silk and silk blend fabric samples, including the small attached optional colorway swatches, were used for the quilt top. Notice that each of the corner stars are actually a different color. The “O” in OBAMA is pieced because I really wanted to use the violet color, but only a snippet of it was left on the swatch. The backing is a matching vintage green and white chintz. Since the batting did not have to be recycled, I planned to use 100% Cotton “Warm & Natural” batting, as shown in the photos of the basted quilt. Subsequently, I removed the basting and decided to use “June Tailor Cotton Blend Fusible” batting.
Well done, Nancy!