Thursday, April 4, 2013
Embroidered USA Progress Report.
A week ago, I started my quest to hand embroider the United States of America.
Just as I did with the United Scraps of America quilt, I started with California. Sunny California, depicted in yellow, felt like the perfect place to begin this journey.
By the time I reached Wyoming, I was wishing I had instead decided to embroider Canada or Australia. 50 states, when you've only finished 8, seems like such a daunting task.
Committed to finishing what I had started, I made my way into the Midwest.
I tried to keep the colors of the states bright and colorful but none too "girlie". Of course, when I came to Illinois, home sweet home to this blogger, I selected a bright pink, the only pink used.
I spent 2 days on the East coast. Very few states were given a color for a specific reason, with the exception of New York. New York is apple red which seemed fitting for the 'big apple'.
The 50th state was finished on Easter. Though the 50th state added to the union was Hawaii, the 50th state added to the embroidered USA was Connecticut.
The embroidered USA is ready to be handed off to the Queen of Quilts, my mom, who will transform this into a quilt.
Perhaps I should go start on that Canada quilt now :)