As I stated yesterday, I am working on Railroad Crossing Quilt for my dad.
Here are 2 photos from 2 of my books:
From a book by Marti Michell - Quilting for People Who Still Don't Have Time to Quilt.
& this one from a book by Terry Martin, "Focus on Florals" (The cover quilt.)
I am using Terry's directions, but I may piece the blocks the way Marti does.... (Terry has long rows, Marti pieces the "sashing" onto the blocks.)
Terry's quilt uses a mix of large squares and 4 patches to make up the large squares in the light background. I thought - you have a lot of light nickels.... (I needed 200, I pulled 210 without even thinking... Now I need to trim them all down to 4.5 inches.)
I also mentioned that I had a bag of strips that I was using for the strip pieced units. Well, I did not get enough "2's" out of those strips - so I went right back to my nickles and got similar prints to use in addition!
So far all of thise quilt is coming out of my stash! (I can admit that when I decided to do this quilt, I got a train print for the fussy cut dark squares, but it has been in my stash for so long...)
Here is my box of fabrics:
The whites/lights are untrimmed at this time, the leaf print is the stack that I made last night from my nickles.