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« on: June 04, 2012 08:07:03 AM »

This is my quilt of the map of the Boston T (subway).  The inspiration came from Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo subway map, but I made mine smaller (1 inch squares) and wanted it of Boston.  So I mapped out the squares in excel to match with the Boston T, as much as can be and went for it.


I quilted it in white thread and horizontal lines


The square with the red heart is Andrew Station and where my husband and I used to live.


Close up of another corner.





I asked my mother-in-law and my quilty friend for scraps to use for the squares (as well as my own scraps).  There are only a couple of squares where the same fabric is used. 

I divided the quilt into 9 large squares, sewed the smaller squares into the 9 large squares, then sewed them together.  Each square is 1 inch but because I have little patience with perfectly lining up squares, they are wonky.  But I like it.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012 08:13:09 AM »

Love it! I've been admiring the subway quilts. This one is just awesome! Pinning right now.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012 08:19:24 AM »

It looks great! I love the colors you chose!
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012 08:57:02 AM »

A subway quilt! Wow! I just love them, and yours is so pretty with all these colors and the little heart Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 09:59:46 PM »

I knew exactly what it was before I read the title! LOVE! Super gorgeous Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2012 08:00:08 PM »

Wooo red line! This is awesome; I love the T. I am inspired.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2012 10:12:04 AM »

That's fantastic.

I'd love to try quilting the London Underground map but it's so confusing I think it's beyond me!
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