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Quilting on Route 66

March 9, 2011

Well, I have started machine quilting my daughter Sarah’s Route 66 commemorative quilt. You may recall from a prior post – Route 66 Quilt, I made two quilts, to commemorate our journey in July of 2010. My daughter and I drove my car from San Francisco to Los Angeles where we picked up Route 66, and followed it through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. We wanted to see all the amazing, kitschy tourist sites, such as the giant dinosaur park, the Wigwam Motel, Cadillac Ranch, and other fantastic sites. It was the trip of a lifetime.

So now, I have started machine quilting. I am very excited by the quilting pattern I chose. I have always liked doing an overall pattern, and it was my desire to do something simple, but a large pattern. I played with the pattern first on blank paper until I got something that I knew I could repeat easily. Here is a close view of some of the quilting.

Here is a different view to give more of the overall look on the quilt.

This picture shows the backing that my daughter chose. It looks perfect with the colors in the quilt!

Happy Quilting . . .





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  1. March 10, 2011 2:38 am

    I love the quilting close-up. And what a wonderful memory this quilt will always hold for your daughter.

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