Sunday, September 22, 2013

A TEXAS STATE OF MIND

Ok, Enough is enough.  Haven't I done enough Texas themed quilts?  Well I thought so and I have a couple of quilts started that I said once finished, that would be the last of the Texas Quilts.  I have a lot of other quilts on my bucket list I want to finish or even start.  However, it's not really my fault.  It's those quilt shops that keep sucking me in and challenging me to come up with something for their new panels and fabric.  So, here is the latest one.  It's from Moda's line of fabric called Texas The Lone Star State.  Nothing grand and glorious.
It's just a panel, add a 1 1/2" red border, then a border of bluebonnet fabric, and finally a 6 1/2" border from the coordinating fabric.   I put a red binding on to finish it out.

And this is the backing.  It started out as a plan to use up my scraps.  And that I did, but it looks like a row quilt.  Pretty cool, huh?  A reversible quilt.

And I quilted it with the barbed wire pano in glide blue thread.

And then there's this one.  Again a simple panel in the middle cut 22" square.  Make 11" half square triangles to make the star, add a green 1 1/2" border, and finally the border fabric.   It measures 55" square.  I haven't quilted this one yet but I'm thinking the barbed wire pano across the panel, a Texas star feather in the 4 black corner blocks and feathers in the star points.  Barbed wire in the green border and the verdict is still out on what to quilt in the last border. 
 
Both will be good additions to my Texas Beauties trunk show.  Ok, so now I'm saying it again.  That's the last of the Texas quilts, except for the ones I have cut out already and need to finish; which won't happen any time soon..... Christmas is coming and I have gifts to make.

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  1. A Texan can never have enough Texas quilts ! I like what you did with smaller Texas panel too. I had bought one at the Flying Needle and I think I'm going to make new pillows for the couch.

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