I am entering a quilt in the Kauai Quilt show!
I’ve never entered a quilt in a show. I’ve only been quilting for a couple of years, so I guess that’s not surprising.
I call my quilt “How Did I Get Here?” It’s like a pictorial representation of the places in the US where I have lived and learned. How cute is little Mark Twain in the corner of Missouri? I hope I haven’t seen the end of Mark Twain’s head on my quilts. That one is going to take a lot of thought.
I’m pretty sure that embroidering the state of Minnesota is the only opportunity I will have to make a gopher. Unliess I decide to do a Caddyshack quilt some day. What the heck would that look like?
Hawaii is actually the first one I did of the states. When I started this one, I didn’t have a plan for a quilt, and certainly not a thought of making a quilt for a show. Everything just snowballed from here. Or erupted from here.
The designs are all from the 50 States collection by Anita Goodesign. I love using their designs; so detailed and perfect. Each state took me a full day to embroider. And I have half of a Missouri sitting around somewhere.
These small state outlines are from Urban Threads, another awesome source for machine embroidery designs.
I listed all the most important places in my life using the lettering in my Destiny. It’s hard to tell in this photo, the thread is a variegated blue/white.
I like my little appliqué cornerstones. There are two Hawaii’s on the bottom.
The gorgeous stars and stripes are from another Anita Goodesign set called Free Motion Frenzy. Gotta love anything with the name Frenzy.
I just had to use this red and white Hawaiian print on the back. And look at that adorable blue and white check I found for the binding!
I have to finish sewing the hanger thingie on the back, and I want to make a quilt label for it. No pressure, it’s due tomorrow at 10am.
What do you think of my first show quilt? I don’t have any expectations. I am just thrilled to have put together something that means so much to me. And I think it’s cute.