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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2. Flutterbys Crib Quilt - 1940s-2012   34" x 44 1/2"

This little crib quilt top was appliqued and embroidered by Ginny Blase, Lubbock, TX with 1940's fabrics. The darker yellow fabric did bleed a bit around the edges of the black floss. It is called "Flutterbys" after the B.C. cartoon that stated "butter doesn't fly". Nicely done. Quilted with 6 spi and finished with a narrow black binding by Judi Fibush in 2012.

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3. Farm Animal Crib Quilt - 1940's    33" x 42"

These delightful little crib quilt blocks were Penny Squares with the designs already transferred on to the fabric in the 1920's and 30's. They are exquisitely embroidered.  The sashing and binding were done in Turkey Red fabric and back is feed sack material.  Feather quilting design in white thread surrounds the border fabric.  

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4. Farm Crib Quilt - 1940's    38" Square

This little quilt is an odd size being a total square but it contains 16 prestamped "penny squares" of the 30's and 40's.  Embroidery work is exquisitely done in multi colors and the sashing and binding are composed of the apple green 1930's fabrics. Comparing it with the Farm Animal Crib  quilt above, some of the motifs feature places and people as well as just the animals.  The above quilt is done in more neutral colors.  

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5. Alphabet Tumbling Blocks Crib Quilt - 1930
    37 1/2" x 45"

This sweet little quilt came from a McCall Kaumagraph Transfer pattern #585  called the Child's Patchwork Quilt, "Play Block" Design.  It has all 26 letters plus appropriate figures to complement them in 3 1/2" blocks.  The salmon pink and blue gray fabrics are in pristine condition. Hand embroidered, machine pieced and hand quilted on top at 9 stitches per inch.   

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6. * Double "X" Crib Quilt - Mid 1800s    35" x 40"

This small quilt has 17 - 5 1/2" double "X" blocks and 14 half or quarter size blocks.  Fabulous collection of mid 1800s fabrics with clarets, madders, browns, plaids, paisleys and shirting fabrics joined together with two different double pinks and a third double pink as the binding. Very clean and bright.    

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7. * 3 Stars 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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8. 9 Patch Crib Quilt - 1850 - 32" x 41"

The 24 blocks in this 9 patch crib quilt is made from 2" squares with mid 1800s fabrics with homespun, browns, copper madder browns, double pinks, greens and shirtings. The sashing is white homespun and the back and binding are a blue/beige ticking.  Hand pieced and hand quilted with a few very tiny age related spots.    

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9. Nine Patch Crib Quilt – 1930s – 29” x 43”

This charming little crib quilt is composed of  117 - 4” blocks made with nine (9) one inch squares in a great many different fabrics of the 1930s.  The piecing is well done with a curious coupling of 2 triangles meeting at the center to make the whole quilt.  However the hand quilting is rather sparse around each 9 patch block in 5 inches per inch. The back and binding are of natural muslin. It is very clean and well kept.  (Check out the companion piece as #16 the Nine Patch Doll Quilt under the Doll Quilt section.)    

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10. * 8-Pointed Star or LeMoyne Star - 1925
      20" x 27"

This small cradle/crib quilt was made by my Aunt, Thelma Marie Chidester Hall in Westmoreland, KN in 1925. She was 19 years old and expecting her only child, Gloria. My grandmother didn’t think this was a nice enough quilt for her first grand baby as grandmother was a master quilter and a perfectionist so the quilt  was never used.  Grandmother made her another one. 

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