Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Patriotic Medallion Quilt

I'm sharing an older quilt today, as I've been watching the Olympics and hand quilting this past week.

This was a Garden State Quilters guild challenge in 2006 to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.


I designed this quilt to resemble the old political bandannas of the late 1800s.  The bandanna was custom made for our guild.

I inked all the black that you see.


Click Here to visit the website where these were made.

I "made" the Lincoln cameo by fusing it on the fabric and then over inking it.


It was fun to pick out the various shirtings and prints.  I used americana themes as much as possible.


This Mary Koval print was perfect for fussy cutting the corner.


What the?  Shame on me!  No Label?  I will correct this soon.


So, can you find where my math went astray and how I managed to save this quilt?


BLT - a classic and perfect for hot evening when you don't want to "cook".  Miracle Whip?  Yep, midwestern through and through.


Look at the size of the tomato slice.  crazy.


Happy HOT August.

21 comments:

  1. Another great quilt from you Barb. I like the deliberate mistake. I have one just like that in my brown and pink quilt. I really like the idea of the bandana, how many did you have to order?

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  2. Wow! What a tomato! Ummmm, was it in the outside border -- where you had to add the black strips? I would never have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out -- it looks intentional! (Now, you'll probably tell me that isn't what you were talking about LOL!)

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  3. My mouth is watering looking at that Jersey(the best)tomato!
    Lovely quilt and what a cool idea to get bandanas made for the guild. Can you give us more information about those?
    They would be good for an anniversary of a guild too
    I see NO mistakes in your quilt, it is just perfect!

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  4. WOW! Beautiful quilt. I love all the details and the overall look with such effective contrast. Thanks for digging it out and showing us!

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  5. Mistake? I don't see a mistake just an opportunity to be creative. Love the quilt. And I'm glad you're adding a label.

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  6. I like how you solved your corners on this one. What an interesting Mary Koval print! Oh I just love Miracle Whip too - regular mayo has no zip :0)

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  7. It's beautiful. Your math mistake actually intensifies the corners--love the fix!

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  8. whoa! that is one big tomato!
    Love that quilt. The center is neat and what a great idea to celebrate the guild's anniversary.

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  9. That's a pretty quilt! I didn't see any mistake only the fine details of the fabrics and your design.
    Yes, do stitch the label.

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  10. What a fantastic quilt to celebrate your guilds anniversary! Love the bandanna and all your lovely personal touches to the quilt.

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  11. Thanks for sharing all your creative inspirations! I would never have thought of inking a fabric or creating my own cameo, but now the creative pistons are firing - very cool ideas! I'll take any sandwich with fresh tomatoes, but it's gotta be mayonnaise for me! I guess it's a Southern Thang!

    Here's a tomato ditty for your listening enjoyment:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-QzLIjL1u4

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  12. I love it when you show off your golden oldie quilts!! This one is wonderful. Gorgeous fabrics and I love your clever border with the black strip. The bandanna is such a great idea to commemorate an event. That giant tomato made me laugh, it's HUGE!!!! I noticed your very cute salt and pepper shakers!!

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  13. Love your bandanna quilt. Nice to see it again. Mine still needs to be quilted ;-)

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  14. Love your bandanna quilt. Nice to see it again. Mine still needs to be quilted ;-)

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  15. Love your bandanna quilt. Nice to see it again. Mine still needs to be quilted ;-)

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  16. I have that same Mary Koval fabric that you show. You made good use of it.
    I ate several BLT sandwiches while on vacation. Yummy! One of my favorite sandwiches. When I was a child, I would always order one at Scott's 5 & 10 downtown when my mother took me shopping.

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  17. Yummo! Your BLT looks delish. Love your quilt too - you always have the most amazing project so show!

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  18. It's an amazing quilt! You did wonderful work. We had BLT's today for lunch, too.

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  19. Love the quilt and the creative way you solved your corner math oops! Love those Jersey tomatoes, too!

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  20. Great-all of it . The red and black are so crisp.

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