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51-148-80

This is a:

Finished quilt

Owner's name for quilt:

Giraffe Family

How wide is the quilt?

42"

How long is the quilt?

54"

Shape of edge:

Straight

What color(s) is the quilt?

Blue; Brown; Green; Orange; Tan; Yellow

Describe the quilt's layout:

Pictorial

Border description:

The borders are four patches and the backgrounds alternate to blend with the pictorial nature of the quilt.

Fiber type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Cotton

Fabric type(s) used to make the quilt top:

Broadcloth

Fabric styles used in the quilt top:

Checked; Conversation prints

Piecing techniques used to make the quilt top:

Machine Piecing

Applique techniques used to make the quilt top:

Hand Applique

What kind of filling is used in the quilt?

Cotton

Quilting techniques used:

Machine quilting

Describe the quilting designs used:

Single parallel lines and cross hatching for the giraffes. Swirls for the background.

Thread type used for the quilting:

Cotton

Color of thread used in the quilting:

To match the fabric

Materials used in the quilt binding:

Cotton

Fabric structure of the binding:

Plain weave

How is the binding made?

Separate binding applied; Back turned to front; Straight grain; Machine sewn

How wide is the binding? (measure on the top only)

3/8"

Materials used to make the quilt back:

Cotton

Describe the back:

Machine sewn; Same fabric used throughout

What color(s) is the back of the quilt?

Brown

Number of pieces of fabric in the quilt back:

2

Quilt's condition:

Excellent/like new

When was the quilt started?

2021

When was the quilt finished?

2021

Time period:

2000-2025

Why was the quilt made?

Baby or crib; Gift or presentation

Details about why the quilt was made:

This was made for my neice's first baby.

Where the quilt was made, city:

Lansing

Where the quilt was made, county:

Ingham

Where the quilt was made, state:

Michigan (MI)

Where the quilt was made, country:

United States

Where did the maker get their materials?

Purchased new; Sewing scraps

Where did the maker find their pattern?

Another quilt

Commercial name of the pattern for the top:

Saw a picture of a quilt like this, and drafted one for this quilt. Giraffes in a Row pattern by SewFreshQuilts.

Who photographed this quilt?

Beth Donaldson

Quilt top made by:

Donaldson, Beth

Quilted by:

Donaldson, Beth

Quilt owner's name:

Ellis Vandeventer

Person filling out this form is:

Quiltmaker

How did you acquire this quilt?

Gift

Tell the story of how the quilt was obtained:

Birth of the owner

Ownership of this quilt is:

Private

Access and copyright information:

Restricted

Date data was collected:

2022-09-22

Documentation Project:

Public Submission

Cite this Quilt

Donaldson, Bet. Giraffe Family. 2021. From Public Submission, . Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=51-148-80. Accessed: 11/27/22

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