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Thread: Need suggestions..Obama with ethnic fabrics

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan
    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
    in re-reading this i think i misunderstood it. let's try it again.

    you have obama fabric in r/w/b. you want african or african/american prints in r/w/b to match the obama fabric? is that it?

    ooops.

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    http://www.welcometoharlemhiddentrea...%28170%29.html


    like this? bottom left

    http://www.jandofabrics.com/products.asp?id=59

    top left

    i googled/binged 'african fabrics'. there are lots of sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowabelle
    And didn't he live in Indonesia?

    he was born in the state of hawaii, and lived in chicago and illinois.
    he never lived in indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by iowabelle
    And didn't he live in Indonesia?

    he was born in the state of hawaii, and lived in chicago and illinois.
    he never lived in indonesia.
    He lived there as a child with his mother and his step father

    Dont know about fabrics but good luck.

    Maybe if you cant find what you are looking for you could cut out the Obama picture and applique it on to fabrics you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenheron
    Remember Hawaiian quilting, too, could be incorporated.
    I really like that idea!

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    oops. messed this up.

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    [quote=AbbyQuilts]
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by iowabelle
    And didn't he live in Indonesia?



    He lived there as a child with his mother and his step father
    yes, sorry. he lived there from age 6 until age 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    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.
    I just told him I would check out the fabrics and see what I could find and give him an estimate.

    Claim to be a Republican? Oh my...I'm a Red Dog Democrat! ;o) ROFL

    Thanks to you ladies here I have been able to find some really nice fabrics and have had several totally different ideas. You folks are the best of the best. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by iowabelle
    And didn't he live in Indonesia?

    he was born in the state of hawaii, and lived in chicago and illinois.
    he never lived in indonesia.
    He lived there as a child with his mother and his step father

    Dont know about fabrics but good luck.

    Maybe if you cant find what you are looking for you could cut out the Obama picture and applique it on to fabrics you like
    I love that idea of appliqueing the pix. If I can find a pix of MLK or any other prominent people in Black History I could do a wonderful quilt by that method. Sounds really interesting and would sure be unique.

    Now I am never going to be able to do housework, because I have to google more fabrics, and guess what takes priority! ;o) LOL

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    there are ethnic fabrics in reds and blues that can be used. i had a whole list of african fabric websites before my computer got wiped clean due to viruses but some i still remeber or can get back to. let me know if you need additional help.

    mary

    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    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.
    I love this quote.......... :P :P :P

    Billy

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