Last week, I shared some of the filler designs on my Arizona Flag quilt.
Since I was inspired to make this quilt for Arizona’s statehood centennial, I wanted to include some of my state’s history. Schoolchildren in Arizona learn the 5 C’s that were key to local industry: cotton, copper, climate, citrus and cattle so I quilted those terms right into the quilt in the lower blue portion.
(Shown from the back to enhance visibility)
I used the letters E and M as a filler design. Three bumps up, then 3 bumps sideways and you can stitch quickly across your quilt.
I also stitched “Arizona 1912 – 2012” centered below the star. Unfortunately, this did not stand out very clearly. Perhaps I should try adding crystals to the surface to emphasize that detail!
As a final touch, I quilted the names of all Arizona’s governors in the border of the quilt. I marked a writing line in chalk, then just wrote carefully in cursive as if I were holding a pencil.
Have you written on any quilts?