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 :)

37 comments:

  1. You are amazing! Can't see the magic your mother works on it too!

    :) Linda

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  2. Amy, your needle work is fabulous! I can't imagine the patience required. Can't wait to see it finished! Now what will you put on a matching pillow for this quilt?

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  3. That is really amazing! Are you going to keep it or sell it?

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  4. You are on fire lady! WOW! :) Great job on Delaware ;)

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  5. wow!! i cant believe you've finished it already!! it's gorg! thanks for the comment love on my thruthful post. the entry/bar was my catch all until i got a bench, hooks and baskets. now its STILL a catchall but its contained and outta sight therefore outta mind, lol!!

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  6. Oh yes, please do Canada! We're so cold up here that we could use a quilt!

    ;)

    Jokes aside, your embroidery is amazing. I can't believe how quickly you finished this project! It's fantastic!

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  7. Didn't take ya long at all, hehe ;). Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Canada is BIG though, make it smaller scale ;).

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  8. Love it! You do such amazing work...and I can't wait to see what you mom does with it!

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  9. It's so adorable. I have the perfect place for a map like this in my Wreck'reation Station.

    Great job!

    Kelley~

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  10. it would take me forever to finish something like this...not to mention, the patience required! can't wait to see this when it's all finished;)

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  11. such a brilliant project, looking forwards to seeing in at quilted up x

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  12. It's perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job! Yahoo for sticking with it!

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  13. you could always do one on Italy...or Europe...or ALL the Continents...that would take a while

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  14. I still cannot believe how quickly you did this. You must work at super speed or stay up really late at night :-). The colors are perfect and not too "girlie" but I love that there's a spot of your girliness in the state of Illinois. Perfect Amy! Love it.

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  15. It looks amazing, I should do Australia but after your 50 states it feels a little lime cheating ;)

    Can't wait to see the queen of quilts finish it for you

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  16. Iabsolutelyfreakingloveit!!! If I had a room with a travel theme THAT is the quilt I would want. Seriously, you and your mom are a team to be reckoned with.

    Bliss

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  17. Wow! I love maps, but I would've never thought to embroider one! This is just so cool!

    Cheers!
    Buttons
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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  18. Gorgeous! Your patience never seizes to amaze me! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  19. So cute! http://pinkgerberdaisies-kady.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!

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  21. I LOVE THIS! Your attention to detail is amazing. Can't wait to see what the quilt looks like! :)

    We'd love for you to share this with our link party, Much Ado About Monday, if you have a chance. :)
    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-4.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  22. Beautifully done!

    Marie @ http://123craftcafe.com

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  23. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  24. Very cool! I always love maps - and embroidery makes it just awesome!
    - Lora

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  25. This is amazing!
    Thank you so much for stopping by and linking up on Much Ado About Monday with Huckleberry Love! We hope you come back next week!

    Karla
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  26. I can't tell you how much I love this! We are a military family and most of my house is decorated with Americana and I need to make one of these! I just pinned this and thank you for a fabulous idea! I would love for you to share this on Thursday @ Great Idea Thursday http://ahandfulofeverything.blogspot.com. Krista

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  27. Such a fabulous project & one to be proud of when it's done. You've been featured at Sew Can Do - stop by & grab a Featured On button. Thanks for linking to the Craftastic Monday party at Sew Can Do!

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  28. Love it. Featuring you today. :)

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  29. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  30. This is amazing, such an inspiration! =)

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  31. I love what you have done! What is the finished size?

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