It’s almost completed and ready to load Passengers. All my cars are Joined together, added the Puffy rails and border strip #1 (black all around the train).
Overall size at this stage is 40 x 48 To make it bigger I can add another border. I squared up my top before adding the 2.5 inch strips around the top & sides. (the Blue is my painters tape that I stick down to sew my 1/4 inch seams. Yes it is several layers thick!! And over 10 inches long-I get less wavey seams. )
Why add that *PUFFY* rail.. My plan is to have some 3D Rails. I’ll be tacking down an edge with some trapunto stitching. Adding my “HOBO” message to the cars and a wider border so that it can be used on a bed or hang on a wall. I call this stage of creation my Half – Way Mark. The real work of quilting is in the finishing touches. If this last stage goes well , I may have an entry in this years Quilt show held locally. (Sept) Keep your fingers crossed for me..OK??