I started a quilt years ago and have finally gotten back to working on it. This is pretty time consuming as this is an embroidered quilt with one hexagon for each state and a large center piece with all 50 states on it. The pattern does provide suggestions for the bird and flower colors so it is a very colorful quilt. As I am hand embroidering the pieces I plan on using a sewing machine to connect them. I learned to quilt from my grandmother who did everything by hand so I will probably do the quilting of the front and back by hand. Of course I will need a quilting frame to do that so I will be sharing that with you in the future.
My goal is to complete this quilt by the end of the year. I have completed the first 13 states so that leaves 37 to go plus the large center piece with all the states on it. I will need to complete at least 2 pieces a week in order to accomplish this task. Here are a couple of pictures.
If you would like to make this quilt for yourself, you can find the transfer pattern on-line by typing in “50-State Hexagon Quilt” or use this link to order the pattern: http://www.quiltknit.com/PT2166-State-Hexagon-Quilt-533-Hot-Iron-Transfer-Pattern-by-Pattern-Central_p_11333.html.