31 October 2014

Friday Finish: Deep in the Heart of Texas quilt

Pardon me while I bust out my best Texan accent, y'all. I think I'll be a cowgirl for Halloween this year. I've got a thing for those sparkly rodeo princess shirts.

This quilt along was a blast, and I'm so glad I let Cristina talk me into it. (By the way, did you see that she's the Cover Girl on the latest issue of Love Patchwork and Quilting - and by she I mean her gorgeous quilt? SO COOL!)

Okay, but back to Texas.

Quilting this one was challenging. I've never had those wide, open plains of negative space to fill. What to fill them with? That quilting was going to show up! In the end, I went with stars and hearts.

Do I need to sing it for ya? Nah, I just quilted the lyrics into the top and bottom borders of the quilt!

Quilt stats:

Top fabric: Happy Go Lucky and yellow Bella solid
Binding: navy check from Happy Go Lucky
Backing fabric: more yellow solid
Pattern: Deep In the Heart of Texas Roadtrip Quilt Along, hosted by Cristina at Pretty Little Quilts and Melissa at My Fabric Relish

Marking it off the 4QFAL list. And linking up all around!


  1. Great quilt! Love the patchwork at the bottom.

  2. Love the quilt. Thank You for sharing. This will be the perfect quilt for a family member next Christmas..

  3. I love it! It's beautiful!! The quilting is great and the colors are perfect together! Love it.
    jlblvn at gmail dot com

  4. So impressive! It looks great congrats on the finish.

  5. I wanted to add that I posted it on my Facebook page, your link. My daughter and grandchildren live in San Antonio. I do love this quilt!

  6. Texas Our Texas all hail our mighty State! No place but Texas would I ever roam
    No place but Texas My home, sweet home . Love your quilt! I need to make one for myself.
    Thank you for sharing yours!

  7. Love this! I've just recently seen a pixelated Australia on a quilt. Love the idea of doing one.


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