Judi's Crib Quilt Collection

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1. Giddy Up Donkeys Crib quilt – 1931   34” x 56”

This little Donkey (Giddy Up) crib quilt was designed for the Democrat Party's political fervor of the 1932 campaign of FDR against Herbert Hoover. There is also a companion Republican Elephant (Ararat) design from the same era. Both patterns were published in the Kansas Cit Star newspaper. It is made entirely of 2 inch patchwork squares to show 2 pink donkeys with black pieces for eyes, ears, tail, nose, saddle and hooves in a surrounding blue background. All hand pieced and hand quilted at 6 spi. Back is solid blue fabric brought over the front to use as a binding.

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7. "54-40 Or Fight" Crib Quilt – 24 ½” x 32” – 1880s

This scrappy yet charming crib quilt started off as quilt top that measured 96” x 136”. Unfortunately it was laundered at a full cycle in a washing machine which tore most of the tiny stitches apart and left if destroyed.  The seams were hand sewn and too tiny to withstand the rough spinning. With careful cutting and reassembling and hand quilting all seams a small crib quilt was saved.  There are 3 different star blocks starting with the 4 large pink diamonds which encompasses the Grandma’s Star consisting of  8 blue triangles surrounding the 4 patch block.  Finally another 8 pointed blue star surrounds a 16 patch block.  The incredible piecing and thought out pattern is a delight showing a master quilter’s design.    

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