After completing a quilt for my younger son, the oldest asked me to make him one. He requested a vintage train theme. I began my search online finding the cost of shipping really adding up so I asked my friends to be on the lookout. They came through. I also searched every shop I visited. Soon I came up with a variety of train fabrics.
I love the challenge of coming up with my own design, putting together different size prints and tying it together with coordinating fabrics. I modeled it after an airplane themed quilt I designed for my husband.
I machine quilted each area following the outline of the images, pattern of the fabric or the block design.
(You can click on the images to enlarge and see the stitching.)
This train track fabric made the perfect border.
I backed it with cozy shirt flannel.