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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Route 66 Quilt

 The Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, MO was on Saturday.  Of course I had to take some pictures of my quilt there!

 Here is a closeup of my quilting.  This was my first time to put cornerstones on a quilt.  I circled my FMQ in the corners.  The border I put sporadic cobblestones, kind of using a feather technique.  I was going to do cobblestones until I decided it was too much work.  On the inner border I quilted straight lines to resemble a road.

 Sorry about the sideways pictures.  I quilted in the ditch on all of the squares.  In the big squares, some of them I quilted the Route 66 emblem with a 66 in the middle.
 Sorry this one is upside down.  The dark squares I just wrote Route 66 since I could not see the blue lines I traced for the emblem and I was too lazy to look for my white pencil.  :)  Just keeping it real!
 Sorry all of these are upside down, I could not figure out how to rotate the pictures on my new phone, although I have since figured it out!  My husband likes to buy patches when we are traveling Route 66.  Since he did not have any plans for them, I sewed them on little squares that did not have any Route 66 fabric.

 These are all of the patches he has so far.  I'm sure I'll be adding more!
 I thought the quilt needed a little extra, so I appliqued a Route 66 across the top.  Since red is my husband's favorite color and I did not have any Route 66 red fabric, this is the only way I could add red to the quilt.
 You can see more pictures of the quilt here:  http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2016/08/pets-on-quilt-show.html

I did all of the piecing of this quilt on either a hand crank or treadle, and all of the Free motion quilting was done on my Singer 16 industrial treadle which is over 120 years old.
I was supposed to finish the quilt last year for our 20th anniversary but I was having problems with the tension so I got mad with it and put it up.  It was suggested to change the thread in the bobbin, but I didn't want to.  Well, guess what?  When I pulled it back out, I changed the thread in the bobbin and did not have any more problems.  Lesson learned.

I am so glad to have finally finished this quilt just in time for our anniversary!



Little Penpen said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I think I want a hand crank machine. Is it difficult to hold your fabric AND sew with the other hand, at the same time?

Linda Swanekamp said...

What a memorable quilt!! Congratulations on finishing it and taking it to be photographed in context. Did anyone give you weird looks?

Missy said...

Did I fix my no-reply status?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Great theme! I love that you really personalized it with the patches.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

It turned out great!

Kathy said...

I bet your hubby is thrilled with it! Cool that you got the opportunity to photograph it at the Route 66 Festival.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've loved watching the progress of this quilt - very special and I bet your husband just loves it.

Missy Shay said...

Am I a no-reply blogger?

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