"Hello" to all of you fellow bloggers participating in the festival and visiting my blog, I love visiting your blogs and reading about your quilts. This is my second year participating. There was really no decision in which quilt I would share, it would be the States Quilt.
She was very excited to work on this quilt together. I would trace the embroidery patterns in colored Pigma Pens so she would know what colors to embroider the state outlines, birds, and flowers and then because they live in another state I would mail 5 or 6 blocks at a time to her. We continued in this fashion over the fall and winter, in the mean time I worked on star applique blocks and came up with the center eagle block.
By the end of winter I was starting to sew the blocks together. I must say I was not thinking ahead when I choose a pattern with hexagon blocks...LOTS of set in seams.
I machine quilted the States quilt on my home sewing machine.
This past April I was able to bring the finished quilt back to my Mom, she was thrilled to see it completed and she enjoys showing it to her many new friends at the assisted living center.
Happy Stitching All,