This square was created for The Great State Quilt project by Danielle over at The Starving Art Journal where she requested volunteers for the 50 US states to decorate a 5 inch quilt piece which will be sewn together and donated to a Children's Hospital and I volunteered for Indiana.
I am not a quilter, so working with a 5 inch square so designing it with only fabric and thread was a bit of challenge. I decided to cut out the basic shape of the state, a blue horseshoe to represent the Indianapolis Colts and a basketeball to represent Hoosier Hysteria (basketball).
All of the fabrics beside the square that was sent to me are from my fabric stash and I ironed on HeatNBond on the back of each item then ironed them, then stitched them down (the horseshoe is entirely hand stitched). The only fabric I had that was close to the color of a basketball was a piece of fake fur - I hope it doesn't confuse the kids to much to see a fuzzy basketball.