I’m so excited to announce my Texas Forever pattern is available in my Craftsy Shop!
Back in February I was playing around with the idea of opening an Etsy Shop to sell wall art. I had initially designed some prints that were a combination of local maps, colored in and saved in the shape of the state within which they were located. It was around the time I was finishing up my Heart Quilt Pattern, so I decided to play around and see if I could design abstract state shapes with triangles. I designed Texas and Virginia and was hooked. I have both drafts printed and hanging up behind my computer at work.
Once I had designed the states in half-square triangles, YOU KNOW, I had to make quilts. At the Austin Modern Quilt Guild’s Summer retreat I spent all my time making 8 trillion HST’s and got most of the two states completed. I’m still adding borders to Virginia to make it “Hokie-fied.” Here is a pic of my WIP Texas:
My finished Texas quilt will be going up on my dining room wall. The pattern gives instructions for a small and large quilt. I think the design is perfect for gifts for the upcoming holidays! I’m thinking about mocking the design up in Christmas colors to send out as my Christmas cards this year. If I do, I’ll make sure to share a photo. 🙂 Here is a closer look at the quilting:
My favorite part about these state quilts is how versatile they are. You can applique a heart over your favorite city, change the colors to reflect who you are, add a couple more borders in your school colors to make it collegiate, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to see what people come up with. I’m hoping to have Virginia published soon. I have California and Ohio designed and waiting in the wings. What other states would you all like to see? Let me know and I can move them to the top of my list!
I hope everyone is having a great autumn so far! Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.