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Fanny's Fan reproduction
Beth Donaldson, top's maker, and John Putnam, quilter
Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
Cotton with cotton/polyester filling
62” x 101”
MSUM TC2001.9
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved Michigan State University Museum

This quilt was inspired by another Fanny's Fan quilt in the collection of the Michigan State University Museum.

A classic adaptation of a classic pattern also known as Fanny's Fan because ot the scalloped edges of the fan blades. Reproduction fabrics currently available mixed with fabrics from Beth's stash make a brightly-colored quilt with a cheerful effect. Beth suggests that "you make sure and choose some fabrics that you wouldn't think of as pastel to keep the palette from washing out. The original has many shades of black, brown, and red that are softened by the large amount of cream and pink fabrics used."

The pattern for this reproduction can be found in Great Lakes, Great Quilts.

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