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A Quilt We Can Believe In

OBAMA 2008 by NancyinSTL.

Nancy in STL of (we assume) St. Louis, Missouri uploaded this phenomenal quilt block to The Obama Craft Project Flickr pool. Here’s what she has to say about this project:

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!

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