Friday, November 11, 2011

GOD BLESS TEXAS GONE SCRAPPY

As many of you know (or may not know) I do a lot of Texas themed quilts.  The first pattern I designed to look like this.  I have yet to be able to give one of these to Gregg without selling it or giving it away before he was able to use it. The 1st one I sold, the 2nd one I gave to a baseball team to raffle off for a fund raiser (which raised $3500 in just 2 weeks), the 3rd one I sold, the 4th one I gave to his assistant that was transferring to another 3M facility (we had to give her something to remember her career in Texas), the 5th one I gave to the FFA Booster Club for a silent auction (which brought $450), and the 6th one I sold to a quilt shop for a sample (and they've sold a  ton of patterns... ok, maybe not a ton but well over 100+ patterns).   Will #7 be the luck number?


 
Of course, after the statewide Quilt Across Texas Shop Hop held in September, I got to thinking.... what if I made the state "scrappy" and added some of the small panels in the fabric featured in the Shop Hop.  Now those of you who know me know I don't to scrappy very well either.  So what in the world would possess me to want to do a scrappy quilt?!!!  Perhaps I fell and hit my head on another rock!  And as predicted by some of you, I didn't do it completely scrappy.  I did it "planned scrappy".  I had to lay it all out in sections to make sure it looked just right!  Here it is; the top minus borders anyway:
I still tried to stay with the red, white, blue Texas flag plan and it didn't turn out too bad.  Gregg liked it and he's the Texas Quilt expert (once a Texan, always a Texan).  If you'd like to purchase this God Bless Texas Pattern just go to my website www.quiltingqueenonline.net
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