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Project Quilting 3:1 | by Quilties
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Project Quilting 3:1

My inspiration was the tiles on the Iowa State Capitol floor. I thought they were beautiful when I visited the capitol a few years ago and took lots of photos, because I knew I wanted to make a quilt from them someday. This challenge was the perfect opportunity! I almost copied the design, using a photo as a reference and enlarging the pattern at a copy shop. But I changed the colors a bit, to include a shiny gold lamé, to symbolize our favorite part of the state capitol, the gold dome. I used a mix of marbley batiks and prints that had stonelike textures. The yellow even has metallic gold spots.


Size: 29" square

Made by: Emma Thomas-McGinnis of Quilties in Urbandale, IA

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Taken on January 14, 2012