I’m a born and raised Georgia girl. Been here all my life and would not change it for anything. Georgia really has it all – steep mountains, rolling hills, scenic valleys, canyons, piedmonts, lazy rivers, white water rapids, coastline, barrier islands, and beaches. Even though I’ve not really travelled very much in my life, I cannot imagine that any place would be more beautiful. Truly, there is no place like home.
Many people must feel the same as I about their home states. Just have a look around the internet and you will find all sorts of items depicting states from wood projects to textiles.
Here’s my take on state mania in the form of a patchwork pillow cover.
I freehand sketched a map of my favorite state onto cardstock and cut out the shape from the old vintage quilt. It is backed with a piece of interfacing then positioned onto a leftover piece of osnaburg fabric [which was from a former project, of course!] and machine stitched in place using a blanket stitch setting.
A vintage red bakelite button was sewn in place to indicate home which is also the capital. If I had another one of those buttons, I would have sewn one into the northwest corner to indicate my childhood home. The button came from my friend in that area who had cleaned out her elderly mother’s sewing stash and gifted me with all the treasures she found.
I had some leftover pre-packaged black piping that I used to trim the pillow edges. The pillow form was in my closet having been purchased from a thrift store a number of years ago. Finally, put to good use!
Like that old sweet song, Georgia is always on my mind!
Woof woof, Faith
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