Friday, February 12, 2010

Indiana Quilt Block for The Great State Quilt

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.

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