Thursday, July 15, 2010

SSS Road Trip

Again, still catching up on some belated blocks. Anne, I have yours all finished and ready to send back to you.

I love road trips. I always have. Growing up we would drive to our vacations whether it was "up north" to my grandparents house or out to Cedar Pointe for some camping and roller coasters. As an adult I still love a road trip. Dirty (my boyfriend) and I have plans to drive out to a big VW show in California.

This block was inspired from my love of a road trip. I used MapQuest to plot out the routes I would take from my house to visit all of the SSS bee members. Each leg of the 7818 mile trip is represented with a different strip of fabric. I wrote our initials to mark each member, but smudged it in the photo. That's why it looks like part of the block is taped together.

The green part was fused on the white background, then the strips were appliqued in place and stitched over a few times. I also added a VW bus (or maybe a camper) from my highly coveted remaining scraps of this fabric.

And did you notice? The person by the bus is holding a map! =]


Zonnah said...

I love, love, love this block :-)

Anne at Film and Thread said...

It is just a perfect way to remember all my SSS friends! I love it! And the little VW bus with the person reading the map - LOVE!

Lula Dahl said...

How cute and thoughtful! Great job! :)

Robin said...

That is too cool! Not just a fabulous block, but a wonderful keepsake too. The VW bus is just the perfect addition. :)

Kris said...

What a fun way to incorporate the members of the bee in the block! I love the VW bus too!


Hi stumbled on your site and since I love quilting but have made only one with knitting I keep visiting sites have quilting on them. I hope to start a real quilt soon.Do you join the little bits by hand or sewing machine. I sound really stupid asking these questions.