Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I {Heart} South Carolina

A few days ago I left this crafty little hint as to my next big project. Nobody who saw the picture guessed what I might be making. Now that it's done I'm so happy to show it to you!


Here is my Patchwork South Carolina Map
 Each county is made from a different scrap from my stash, so every county is totally unique. I may have strategically placed some fabric pieces (Tiger stripes in Pickens??? Yay Clemson!)


What started as a pile of cut out counties has turned into a great piece of art that I can't wait to get up on my
wall at home.
After cutting out each county, I sat in my living room amidst my scrap pile and picked a scrap for each county. I wanted to make sure i didn't have like-colors touching.

A little Heat-and-Bond applied to each piece held it to my large piece of fabric so sewing wouldn't be quite so insane...and I wouldn't have to put pinholes in my tiny little counties.

Once the counties were ironed in place, It was time to topstitch Every. Single. One. If you've never had a migraine headache...this is a good way to get one. In the end though it was totally worth it because the topstitching really sets off each county. (This topstitching made Anderson and Aiken my new favorite counties...rectangles! And I no longer like Charleston...too many inlets.)

I found the oldest, most beat up looking frame I could find and proudly placed my state inside. It's fun to try to remember which county is which. I remember most of them!

This was a very tedious project, but very worth the time and finger cramps it took to put it together. I love my state and everyone who comes in my house can see it!





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22 comments:

  1. Howdy neighbor, we live in NC! Following you back, thanks1

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  2. That is so awesome! I would have never thought about doing that! Yay for SC and GO Clemson!!!

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  3. Thanks Guys! Kristen, you could totally make one for Ohio!

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  4. Ohhhhhh! I would never have guessed what it was going to be. That's fantastic :D

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  5. What a lovely idea! Nice thing to have hanging on your wall to show off!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  6. How sweet! You must really love your state!

    Finally able to return the follow through GFC. 3 visits in one day, I really love your site ;)

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  7. Hello, thanks for the follow...I've come to return the love. What a great way to use up some scraps of material!

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  8. Hi there! This is such a cool idea!! Following from the Wednesday hop! Hope you can stop by and follow back!

    Amy @ Render Me Mama

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  9. Hello!! Im sara from http://outoftheordinaryjewelry.blogspot.com.. Found you on the I heart blogging hop!!! Your patchwork county idea is fantastic!!! I love this!!!

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  10. this is so cute! I might do one for Tennessee! My husband would love that:) Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back! Have a great week!

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  11. You've been featured on Sweet Tea Serendipity's Fabulousity Friday! Stop by & pick up your award here: http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  12. OMGoodness...I love this. Might have to do MN. Found you at Sweet Tea Serendipity!

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  13. Thanks Allison! I'm glad you found me. If you do MN I would love to see it!

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  14. That is beautiful! I'm a SC lover too! :) Saw your link at Ladybird Ln.

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  15. Love it all the way from Mt Pleasant!!!

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  16. I love this! (We live in SC too) I'm your newest follower!

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  17. Yay for South Carolinian visitors!! Thanks for following!

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  18. I love this! And I love the tiger stripes - go Clemson! I'm a South Carolina girl too and your newest follower! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  19. This is so cute! I saw it on Pinterest when Mel (above comment) pinned it! :) I live in Greenville! We're big Clemson fans so I love that you did tiger stripes!

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