It was my husbands birthday on Friday and I was happy to have his Train quilt finished in time. A friend found the train themed fabric last year at a shop in Arizona called The Three Dudes... good to know if your looking for train fabric you just have to find a quilt shop owned by guys.
I had no idea what pattern I was going to use to make the quilt as I didn't think I would ever find nice train fabric that wasn't designed for kids. Once I got my GO cutter I found myself just cutting into the fabric using the 3 1/2" x6 1/2" rectangle die with no plan!! Found some burgundy fabric in my possession but then realized I didn't have enough to finish the sashing. So out comes some black fabric and voilà..... strategically place rails down the quilt! Plan B is always more creative than Plan A.
Still ice on the lake.
I tried to take pictures of the quilt in Tim's train room but that was trickier than I though.
I added the black curtains under his layout a few weeks ago...I store my batting under one side and Tims stores his hobby supplies under the other side so it hides the mess.
Here are a few shots of his layout, it is HO scale. I have helped make a few trees and I even painted a few clouds on the wall.