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Road to Wichita Falls
When it started quilting, dyeing fabric was not part of my experience. Like most quilters, I began hoarding fabric… er… building my collection, and I tended towards bright colors, jewel tones, and large-scale prints. I remember seeing a show-n-tell quilt at a guild meeting that the maker called Road to St. Louis. The pattern was sixteen patches alternating with hourglass blocks (quarter-square triangles). I liked it so much I wanted to try it—but… as always… I had to shake it up a bit.
If you look at this quilt you’ll see it is indeed basically two blocks. The trick was that I altered the hourglass block in places and changed the colors to give a big impact to the overall design. That’s one of my magic tricks…doing something simple, but making it look more complex.
FUN FACT: I was living in St. Louis at the time, and my hometown is Wichita Falls, TX. As a point of interest, Interstate 44 starts in Wichita Falls, TX, and ends in St. Louis. Therefore, the "Road to St. Louis" is also the "Road To Wichita Falls”.
This is a fun pattern which I named On The Road Again. It's easy to make, and you can make a few extra blocks to make a bigger quilt if you wish. Maybe this one is for you. I hope you have fun.
Get the pattern here.
TRY THE JIGSAW PUZZLE
Choose your own difficulty. Click the 9-patch grid to change number of pieces. Click the circle arrow to make the puzzle pieces rotating instead of stable orientation. Also, there are tips under the "?" on the upper right of the puzzle. If you'd like a full screen version, click the button below. Have fun!