finished block: 12 1/2˝ × 12 1/2˝ • finished quilt: 71 1/2˝ × 84˝
When my mom was a young girl, she lived next to a railroad track way out in the country. She and her siblings often went out to see the train when it thundered past, belching smoke and offering a wonderful variety of colored boxcars. In the summertime when I was a girl, I built my own memories of watching the train pass by when I went out to the tracks. This quilt conjures up memories of the foundation of railroad ties and uses 5˝ × 5˝ squares both as a center block at the intersections and as a subcut to make the railroad line between the squares.
From Charm School—18 Quilts from 5" Squares by Vanessa Goertzen