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September 8, 2014

Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip Quilt

It's finally done!!!  Can you tell I'm a little excited?!?  I finally finished the top for my Texas quilt.  And here she is:

For those of you stopping by for the first time, or if you've never heard of it, this was a quilt along hosted over at My Fabric Relish called the Deep in the Heart of Texas Roadtrip QAL.  It was a combination blog hop and quilt along.   The patterns are still there so you can make your own version at anytime!  Here are some closeup shots.

First up is the fourth quadrant...
From left to right we have a bed and breakfast block for the Hill Country, then the block I designed for Austin (I needed to represent UT), and right next to that is College Station (Gig 'em), and then Beaumont.  The star I designed for my hometown, San Antonio, with an Astros block representing Houston.  Then we have a beach house for the coast, Lady Lexington for Corpus Christi, and a sea turtle for the Rio Grande Valley.

Next up is the first quadrant...
We have the longhorn for Ft. Worth, then the Texas Star Ferris Wheel for Dallas, and a rose I found elsewhere online to represent Tyler.

The second quadrant....

Another paper pieced rose for Amarillo, and the Southwestern style block represents Lubbock.

And an "in the making shot" of the third quadrant as I forgot to take a finished closeup...

Here we have a railroad block for El Paso, the oil derrick for Midland/Odessa, and finally the camper block for Big Bend. 

Can you tell how much I love this quilt???  I simply adore it.  I printed up all the instructions as I have a ton of family here in Texas and have a strong feeling this won't be the only one I make.  My son tried to claim it and when I told him it was for me, he pulled the, "after you die," card!  Wow.

I hope you enjoyed the roadtrip with me.  On to the next project!  

Val's Quilting Studio


  1. OMG! CATHY!!!! THIS is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing with us! Mom and I can't get enough of your pics!!!!

  2. It is amazing. So beautifull. I am impressed. I love your top. I will come back to see it finished. Reading your post I learned Texas is more than rodeo and oil!!!
    Love from Amsterdam

  3. I love your little beach hut! And the background fabric you used is perfect.

  4. Speaking as a fellow TEXAN!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!!!
    You might have to share where you purchased the pattern...

    Sugar Land, TEXAN

  5. Cathy this is absolutely F A B U L O U S!!! Serious I love it! I use to teach fourth grade in Arizona...the year we teach about our state....and I would have loved to have made one of these for Arizona with my class. I'm so inspired!!

    1. Still inspired....msybe I can create an after school club with some of the older kids at school???

  6. That's fantastic. I want one for my state too!

  7. This had to be a lot of fun! Great way to honor Texas and have some sampler fun. Thanks for sharing this one at Val's!!