If you went to QuiltCon, or even read one of the many blog posts about it, you may have seen Dana’s quilt.
I know that I say this a lot, but Dana’s quilt was so fun to quilt!!
She specifically requested that I quilt a star over Austin….which I did, of course. But the rest of the quilting designs, she left up to me!
In the rest of the squares, I quilted a swirl design, nice and basic. Deciding what to quilt in the background took me a bit to figure out. I ended up taking inspiration from the Texas state flag. First, I quilted a large star in the upper left corner.
Then I quilted each side of the quilt with a different design, one side with a wavy line….
And the other side, I quilted a dense back and forth line.
Now, if you are familiar with the Texas flag, you would know that it’s actually divided into three sections. So why did I just do two? I wish I could say that I had a really good reason…something really art-sy and deep. However, the real reason is pretty lame….I completely forgot. Ugh! I was bummed when I realized, but not bummed enough to actually take out the quilting. I figured it still looks good!!
But as much as I love the front of the quilt, I really love the back.
She pieced the phrase, “All roads lead to Austin” into the backing….so very cool!!!
This quilt made me think that I should make one for my home state, Missouri. I could put a big star over Kansas City and I could piece the phrase “KC BBQ is the best” in the backing……I’ll just go ahead and add that to my quilt bucket list!!