I have had the Giddap and Ararat
quilt blocks on my to-do list for
Even though the chaos from our
I still think about these blocks
and really need to
make them a priority.
Giddap/ Democratic Donkey
and Ararat/ Republican Elephant
were very popular patterns
when they were published
in 1931 by the
Kansas City Star newspaper.
Darlene Reid displayed her version
at last years Art of Quilting Show
at the Gilbert Museum.
Imagine my surprise when I saw
both Giddap and Ararat
Completed C. 1970's
made from white cotton and
Double Knit Polyester
at this year's show.
From the collection of Gail Van Horsen
These Double Knit versions
are quite a bit larger
and much bunchier
All hand pieced and hand quilted.
Truthfully, I'm not a fan of the Double Knit,
but I do appreciate the maker's effort,
and realize that sometimes
we work with what ever materials
we can get our hands on.