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Thread: A last minute request for my sister

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    A last minute request for my sister

    She wants a roadways quilt. In the encyclopedia of classic quilt patterns, there is a cool roadways pattern. However, I don't have the book and can't get it fast enough.

    Does anyone know of an online pattern (free or pay to download) that I could use for kids to race matchbox cars on? Thanks for your help.

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    There were panels printed with roadways, trees, businesses, etc on it. I wonder if anyone on this Board would have one to sell? Sorry I don't, but I've thought of purchasing a few of those if I ever see them again -- for future quick quilts for small boys.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebbE View Post
    There were panels printed with roadways, trees, businesses, etc on it. I wonder if anyone on this Board would have one to sell? Sorry I don't, but I've thought of purchasing a few of those if I ever see them again -- for future quick quilts for small boys.....
    i have done those. I am looking to make something much bigger

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    well, if you can't quilt one, home depot sells a rug with roadways on it.
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    I searched for a while online...but didn't find anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
    I searched for a while online...but didn't find anything
    Thanks for looking

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    If you can find a picture of what you want you can probably make one yourself without a pattern. I did that for a baby quilt once. Then I appliqued a couple of cars on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    If you can find a picture of what you want you can probably make one yourself without a pattern. I did that for a baby quilt once. Then I appliqued a couple of cars on the road.
    I want something similar to this. I have never done curved piecing or made my own pattern...

    https://www.google.com/search?q=road...bOXhDRWzfaM%3A

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    Could you use a maze pattern and adapt it to your requirements with choice of fabrics? Then you would not be doing curves .... just a thought. There are several on pinterest.

    found this one on google: moda bake shop - charming maze
    There are detailed directions on the moda bake shop blogspot.
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    The arcs are an old design called drunkards trail or snake trail. Couldn't find templates online, but here is the directions on how to do it

    http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/qui...ail/index.html

    The quilt you reference has piecing in the background of the blocks and makes the roadway by color placement. look at tne weewonderfuls blog at oscars quilt and you can see it better. it also divides the background diagonally, so that each block uses four separates fabrics in the background, then to marching oueces for the arcs. It would be difficult to duplicate without curved piecing. What if you used large half square triangle blocks, joined them, marked the curves on the quilt top, then appliqued the "road" as a large meandering piece of bias? It wouldn't be exactly the same, but you would avoid the curves.
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    The one you have shown. Quick way
    Join squares of different colours to entertain
    Then wide stretch bias stitched or sewn on.

    You could make your own road layout. Put on odd house etc
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    You could attach the road by raw edge applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krisb View Post
    The arcs are an old design called drunkards trail or snake trail. Couldn't find templates online, but here is the directions on how to do it

    http://www.earlywomenmasters.net/qui...ail/index.html

    The quilt you reference has piecing in the background of the blocks and makes the roadway by color placement. look at tne weewonderfuls blog at oscars quilt and you can see it better. it also divides the background diagonally, so that each block uses four separates fabrics in the background, then to marching oueces for the arcs. It would be difficult to duplicate without curved piecing. What if you used large half square triangle blocks, joined them, marked the curves on the quilt top, then appliqued the "road" as a large meandering piece of bias? It wouldn't be exactly the same, but you would avoid the curves.
    i like this one... thanks for the link
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    Karen Combs has a book out with patterns for Celtic quilts. The patterns are easy to make and would be adaptable to make roads, and there wouldn't be any curves.

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    This one: http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/pho...adspattern.jpg

    Looks pretty easy to me, I think the road is just appliqued on. You could cut different "parts" to the road by tracing wooden train set pieces and create a cool curving road that way and then applique the whole thing on after it's pieced. You could even have the "background" squares be in greens and blues for grass and lakes. Applique road signs, cows in fields, etc. along the side of the road if you feel up to it. Just an idea.

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    here is the Charming Maze one http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/10/...aze-quilt.html go down past the last picture and click on Printer Friendly. good luck.

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    I know this is in UK but you may have similiar.try this site; lady sew and sew.
    They have fabric with tyre treads cars houses etc.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    here is the Charming Maze one http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/10/...aze-quilt.html go down past the last picture and click on Printer Friendly. good luck.
    THANKS for everyone's suggestions. I have decided on the charming maze one. It looks like fun to make and relatively easy. I think my sister will be impressed. Can't wait to make it!!

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    I was at Joanne's the other day and they had a roadway panel. If you see one you should buy it because they can be hard to find sometimes. I have made two different roadway panel quilts for my grandsons. They love them. When traveling my daughter will take those quilts for the boys to use anywhere, airports, hotels, beach, etc. The kids really enjoy them for play and use them for warmth and comfort. Good luck

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