Saturday, October 20, 2012

State Blocks

Do you remember my USA State Block Project? 
If you do, thanks for being my long term blog friend.  If not, the short version of the story is that I collected red fabric from every state, either personally or with the help of friends, to make a 6" block to represent that state.  To make everything harder, I also decided that it would be 100% hand pieced.

Last week I went back to work on these blocks and finished Arkansas Cross Roads.  Since I didn't get any fabric donations from that state, I just used misc fabric from the donation stash.

To make up for the fact that I didn't actually have fabric from Arkansas, I just made it legit by thinking of my biker buddy Gail who is from there, the whole time I made the block.

My quilt, my rules.  Don't judge.
Colorado Beauty block.

There's a good chance that the fabric came from my friend Michelle...but when my interest started to wane, my records lost accuracy.

If you live in Colorado and sent me fabric, it should probably be attributed to you.  So be it.

 This is Delaware Flagstones.  Once get back on task I fudged my rules.  The fabric came from Amy, who lives in Virginia.  But Delaware is very close to VA, so I figure that she has been to DE.  I'm figuring that she may have even bought fabric in DE.   Maybe this fabric was purchased further North and traveled through DE.

Bottom line?  Block is done. Fabric from wonderful blog friend who tried to help me succeed on my original challenge. Who could drive to DE in an afternoon if needed.


Amy said...

Wow, you know me well. I HAVE bought fabric in DE, because DE has no sales tax on anything! (Needless to say, I buy other things in DE too... and to make it even better - it is at the beach. It's only a 2 hour drive. Want me to go tomorrow?) Love the block! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Lynne said...

Looking good. It's a great concept and, as you say, your quilt, your rules!