When I was finishing up the piecing& quilting on the Pinwheel quilt.... I pondered if there was any quilt that I liked well enough to piece...just for the sake of the end product. Since I don't like making more than one of anything....I started thinking about samplers. Which took me back to when I started quilting and I had planned a 50 block quilt to represent each of the states. I have a binder of ideas and patterns that I had put together. However...back then I didn't applique, and I hadn't spent much time in some of the states...so my pattern choices might be different now. (I will omit the details of which state I chose for a "Boondocks" block.) This all reminded me of another project I started at that time, that I dug out of the "Archive" basket. (That's a cross between a UFO bin and a scrapbook, filled with things I either have finished, or have no desire to.)
So that got me thinking.....What if I made the quilt just red and white. And made 6" blocks...like those Dear Jane quilts that I'm in awe of. BUT WAIT! Wouldn't it be cool if the fabric for each state came FROM each of those states!!!! And I just happen to be going on a cross-country road trip this summer.
And...of course, I figured out that I'd really only need 1/8 yard of fabric, which could be mailed for a 1st class stamp. So I could always lure my family, Facebook and Blogger friends into joining my treasure hunt. After all, it would be less than $2 to participate. Since I started this evil plan a couple weeks ago...Harley Dude brought be a fat quarter of red from his bike trip to Oregon, and Debbie picked up some red in Maui while she was on a business trip.
Wearing the Stalker Cat skirt.
Editor's note: Harley Dude is now referring to this as "A poodle skirt for cat butlers."