Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging

posted by Sylvia
Mon, Nov 19 2012


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My first commissioned quilt.

What a challenge this was!

Comments

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Mon, Nov 19 2012 7:03 PM

Sylvia, this is really pretty. Tell us something about it.

Sylvia wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Mon, Nov 19 2012 8:12 PM

Thank you Judy.  

I had a gentleman that LOVES Texas stuff ask me if I could make him and his wife a Wall hanging of the State of Texas.  So I said a few prayers, actually I said alot of prayers and tried to figure out how to use EQ7 and came up with this.  

He and his wife like browns and reds so this is what I came up with.  I used about 20  fat quarters and about 2-1/2 yards of creamy white for the background.  It took 320 - 2-1/2" squares to piece Texas and the background.

Not all my points are pointy but I think it came out pretty good.

Spudgrandma wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Mon, Nov 19 2012 9:29 PM

Very nice, you did a great job!!!

Judy T-Bellingham wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Mon, Nov 19 2012 9:51 PM

Amazing and you did it in EQ7. Wow.

Sylvia wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Tue, Nov 20 2012 9:55 AM

Thanks Spudgrandma!

Judy, yes sort of with EQ7.  I imported an outline picture of Texas that was supposed to be a coloring page for kids and then tweaked it a little because I couldn't figure out how to do any curves and wasn't sure I wanted to tackle that.  I really had problems trying to figure out how to make 1 block.  almost drove me crazy, then I printed out the template from EQ7 and finally got it after wasting ALOT of fabric.    Thanks for your comments and interest!

dardar wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Tue, Nov 27 2012 7:28 AM

It is wonderful. I love the way a quilters mind works! One day I'd like to take your idea and do an Ohio.

Claudia Baduy-Bixel wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Sat, Dec 1 2012 5:30 AM

I love it! Texas is deeeeeeep in my heart. I know your hard work and was worth wonderful work Sylvia.... can I have the pattern? LOL I have fabric with texans stuff on them  like blue bonnents,  rodeo, buckles, and oil wells.... it would be awsome!. But I'll understand is I couldn't. CONGRATS!!!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Sat, Dec 1 2012 5:54 PM

Very nice & such a creative use for simple squares!  How did you do the quilting?  It looks interesting.  Do you have a close up shot of the background quilting?

Sylvia wrote re: Deep in the Heart of Texas Wallhanging
on Wed, Dec 12 2012 8:51 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments.  

Claudia,

I agree with you.  The fabrics you have would be awesome.  I have a ton of "Deep in the Heart of Texas" Charm Packs and was thinking about making another quilt out of them.  I will try to get a pattern together that someone could understand.  I made this with graph paper and EQ7 figured out some of the templates.  It was alot easier than I thought it would be.

Jennifer,

I will try and get a close up of the background quilting.

Thanks again for all your comments!  

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