Welcome to West Texas where we will be visiting Midland/Odessa.I am not from Midland/Odessa but I am a born Texan that has never been there. In my research I learned a lot and now I want to pay the nice people there a visit. Let's take a small tour.
Did you know that Midland/Odessa is the home town of the former First Lady Laura Bush ,former President George W. Bush and former President George H. Bush? Goes to show you what I know, I did not remember there being a Presidential Library there. I knew there was a Presidential Library here in Texas just could not remember where.
There is also an authentic replica of the William Shakespeare Globe Theatre there.
You know I thought us Texans where known for our Bar B Q? I know that when my husband and I travel around Texas we always look for good Bar B Q places. I found there to be lots of yummy Mexican food places around Midland/Odessa.
I did find a couple of quilt stores.
The Quilting Patch
Betty's Bobbin Box
Midland/ Odessa is known for it's oil. So when I was thinking about what kind of block to do, I decided on an oil derrick.
This is my block.
I fused the oil derrick to my fabric and then I did raw edge stitching.
I am a little behind on making the quilt, so I decided to place a few blocks around my oil derrick so you could get and idea of how my quilt will look. I just love Scrappy.
You should be able to click on the image and save it to your computer so you can print it out.
Now for the awesome giveaway. The sweet people at Aurifil are offing a designer pack of thread (but not this exact one) and a color chart. All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post. I will draw a winner next Tuesday.