A Texas Quilt, an evolution of planning, began when I showed Janet Payne my recent purchase of the Texas Map (provided in the Quilt Across Texas 2013 collection) in browns & greens. She immediately wanted to make something for her daughter, Jordon, for Christmas. I suggested an Evening Star (no "Y" seams) surrounding the panel. From there it grew to include small Texas icons in the large spaces outside the star. Together we went to the Houston Street Mercantile Quilt Shop, and she made her fabric purchases in a variety of colors as you can see. Two embroidered pieces and a pictoral floral were purchased online, as well as the backing, which was found on Christian Lane website. Janet's family has roots that reach back to William Barrett Travis and known descendants are listed above the Alamo icon. The border is a print of birds on a grassy lawn. King Tut Sahara Sands thread was used in a free motion quilt design. The king size quilt was machine-pieced and machine quilted with leaf-design machine binding. We started this effort in September and it was completed and delivered on November 5, 2013.