Ok to be honest it is not totally finished. I want to put a couple of borders on it, and I just can't decide what I want. But even saying that, the Texas part is done!!!! I used Alison Glass' Sun Prints line for the fabric and Kona Ash as the background. I love those sun prints, they are just beautiful. I also did not do the city blocks. But I had to do something special for Austin, the capital. But first here it is....
Yes I know it needs to be ironed but I was so excited to have this part done. Now for borders, I was thinking that I was do a small...2 inch Ash border so that all of the state is inside of the grey. Then this is where I get unsure. I had thought to do a solid black border, but the other day I found the fabric for the backing on sale and got enough to do an outer border with it.
The fabric I found was the purple bike print, which I don't think would look good next to a black, but I just can't decide. My other option would be to a white border, but I think I want something dark to frame everything. I could look for some of the black bike print fabric. What do ya'll think?
Now I did do a different block for Austin. I knew I wanted a star but was having a problem finding exactly what I wanted. I wanted a 5 point star, paper pieced. I found a great one on the blog Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner. So I emailed the wonderful Ruth who writes the blog and asked if she would be willing to share the block. She not only graciously shared, she re-sized it for me as well. Now don't tell me quilters aren't the nicest people on earth!! I ended up making the block a little smaller so I could outline it.
Please excuse the chalk I was using that for trimming purposes. I also make the Dallas block with larger cuts, but since that is my home area, I thought it was only right. Overall this was such a fun experience. It was my first QAL, and I'm very happy with the results. Now to just decide on the borders and soon I will have me a finished Texas quilt. I am linking up with My Fabric Relish and Pretty Little Quilts and I can't say THANK YOU enough for leading this wonderful QAL.