Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Route 66 - A Quilt

I almost forgot to share this Route 66 quilt.  Ruth pieced it for our prayer quilt ministry.

 When I asked her if it was hard to cut into her Route 66 fabric, she said this is not the first quilt she has made from that yardage.

I grew up about 15 miles from Route 66 to the east and about 20 miles from Route 66 to the south, since I grew up on a farm outside El Paso, Illinois. When I moved to New Mexico, I lived about four blocks from Route 66 in Gallup on the western edge of New Mexico.  Now that I live in central New Mexico, I'm maybe a mile from Route 66--although here we all refer to it as Route 66 and state refers to it as Route 333.

I decided to do an outer border of swirling feathers.  Sometimes I got the twist right, sometimes I didn't!  But the coppery thread and the deep blue do seem synonymous with Route 66 in my brain!

I put a little raindrop in the swirlies in the green border.  However, I take no credit or blame for the amount of rain that has fallen on Route 66 this summer!

Ruth is putting the binding on it so it will be ready for our next prayer quilt dedication.

Happy quiltmaking,....


bunbear said...

haha, our part of route 66 has seen plenty of rain, that's for sure! funny how that 66 fabric is regional. here, it wouldn't look like that. probably be springfield icons on it. the quilt looks nice, and as usual, you did a great job on the quilting!

Doreen Auger said...

The border stitching is is the piecing, fabric choices and other quilting!!!! Many blessings go with this one for sure!!!!!!

Missy Shay said...

I don't have this fabric! We just got back from doing Route 66 from Amarillo to Springfield, MO. I remember stopping in Gallup when we did from CA to Amarillo! I'm quilting my hubby's Route 66 quilt now. It is going to be a slow process!

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