The Boulevard

The Boulevard is the main thoroughfare through my small city in Virginia.  It’s a four-lane route with restaurants and businesses flanking each side along with strip malls. I live a block off The Boulevard.  At night I see the lights of the businesses and the red lights from my living room.  In the early morning, it is quiet and I hear the trains flying by parallel to The Boulevard.   In this piece, I explored different ways of making a log cabin block to give the feel of The Boulevard.  My starting point was elongated log cabins, then playing with the width of the strips.  I added a traditional log cabin block to represent my home on The Boulevard.

It measures 38” x 38”.

I entered this quilt in the Modern Quilt Guild’s Log Cabin Challenge, sponsored by American Patchwork and Quilting magazine. It will be on display this week at QuiltCon in Atlanta, Georgia. I won’t be there, but I’m excited it will hang alongside so many amazing modern log cabin quilts.

I used 28 weight thread, mostly stitching in the ditch. I hoped it would give a feeling of driving lanes.

Join the Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild

Logo cva MQG 6.9.15MODERN QUILTERS in my area are coming together to form the CVA Modern Quilt Guild.

Our first organizational meeting is this Wednesday, August 5th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Quilting Adventures. I invite you to attend.

Visit CVA Modern Quilt Guild’s website. You may discover you are a modern quilter.

meeting dates 2015

THE CVA MODERN QUILT GUILD will be a chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. I really excited to work with other modern quilters in my community and have some fun with fabric.

If you don’t live in the Central Virginia, USA, area, please spread the word to quilters you know in this area who might be interested.