Wednesday, January 4, 2012

BIG Texas flag quilt

 Hey there! I hope you are doing good. Is your new year off to a good start? I hope it is! So this is one of my first finishes of 2012. It is a large Texas flag quilt. A client of mine ordered a bit before Christmas. It is a really great throw size at 60 x 80 inches. She and her husband will be able to curl up under it on the sofa or they can use it on their bed. I hope they use it all the time and drag it all over the world with them in their travels.

 So, when you think of Texas, what do you think of? Lately I have been thinking of wind. It is so windy here. I wanted to take the swirly stary night quilting from the Alaska flag quilt and put it into this one....but make the swirls represent wind instead of stars. Can you see it?

 I also decided to quilt in some feathers and pebbles and a couple other elements.


 For the Back I used a 200 TC Muslin which is so wonderful. I love the swoosh sound it makes. The Cotton Batting is the low loft request weight from Quilters Dream . I am really pleased with how this quilt turned out and I hope it brings a bit of Texas to some Texans who are far away.

See, I tried to take outside pictures, but it was too windy and the quilt blew away. I said a bad word and set up shop in my quilting studio.

Have a great new year!

Tia

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