My plan was to clean up my sewing room before my trip with my buddies.
Instead, I found myself making a block to add to my grandson’s story quilt.
As they drive in their green truck, my son and grandson count cement trucks.
I find myself counting cement trucks now.
My grandson also loves trains.
I used to find myself getting irritated when I stopped for a train, but now, I look at them as if my grandson was with me. I think of where the train is going and where it has been.
I count and identify the different types of train cars.
A child can make one stop and enjoy the simplest of things.
I drew some of these vehicles onto the back of the fusible, without a pattern.
I didn’t draw the clouds, sun, wheels, and some of the train carts .
I just placed the fusible on the back of the fabric and cut.
I had some striped canvas, so I cut it on the bias in order to get the slant for the train track.
I don’t know how I plan to stitch the appliques.
Zig-zag and satin stitches take too long.
Would there be too much fraying if I straight-stitched these?
Any input is appreciated.