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Thread: Need suggestions..Obama with ethnic fabrics

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    Junior Member Just Jan's Avatar
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    I have a friend at work that wants to surprise his wife with a lap quilt for Xmas. He saw my office wall quilt that I made using the Eagle panel (from the Quilts of Valor series.) I added a keyboard border of matching fabrics and then a second border that reads as a solid that matches the brown of the Eagle. He asked if I can make something along those lines but put Pres. Obama in it and use ethnic prints.
    I looked online and I saw Obama panels and fat quarters, but all are in patriotic colorways. Are there ethnic prints that could match? The AfricanAm. prints I have seen have a lot of gold and greens in them. Has anyone made or seen anything like this? I would love any suggestions and pix anyone can offer. Thanks in advance. Jan

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    google or bing obama bandanas. when i looked for obama fabric i only saw that same panel that pops up everywhere, as well as fleece. blech!


    http://www.thestreet.com/gallery/ms-.../8/photo-.html


    http://www.thisnext.com/item/D72F515...-Obama-Bandana

    i bought 5 when he was elected, in 5 different colors. they were $8 each. they're probably cheaper now. LOL!!

    i'm trying to plan a quilt around them. it's on my bucket list.


    nope. same price. here:

    http://www.designsponge.com/2009/02/presidents-day.html

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    Remember Hawaiian quilting, too, could be incorporated.

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    ROFL!

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    http://www.4my3boyz.com/category/patriotic_fabric/ Here is where I saw the fat quarters I mentioned. I don't see how these could be used with anything but patriotic prints, but maybe?

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    Or, remember President Obama's mother collected and studied batiks. And didn't he live in Indonesia?

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    [ when i looked for obama fabric i only saw that same panel that pops up everywhere, as well as fleece. blech!]


    Ditto... uggggllly! Thats the first I had seen the fleece! ;o(

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    Or, remember President Obama's mother collected and studied batiks. And didn't he live in Indonesia?]

    Hmmm interesting food for thought!
    I also tried to find a MLK panel and thought perhaps the two together would be inspirational, but I didn't find any!

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    this fabric would work well with the brown bandana panel

    http://www.overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/S...browngeometric

    and this one with the brown panel

    http://www.annsfabricsandcrafts.com/...pid=1#11296131



    this one would work with any panel

    http://www.overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/S...16-blackstripe


    these two would go with the panels too

    http://www.bighornquilts.com/cgi-bin...0&pid=1#39-130

    http://www.bighornquilts.com/cgi-bin...es=0&lastmenu=


    hope that helps

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    You didn't say if you wanted to do it or not. You can always claim to be a Republican. lol

    Good luck finding what you need.

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