Start Your Engines: I’ve Got Another Quilt Finish

Just in time for today’s historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, I’ve finished my newest quilt, Brickyard. I’m currently in the process of writing up the pattern for Brickyard, which I hope to have in my online shop soon.

I’m a big IndyCar fan.

One of the first dates my husband and I ever had was attending the Indy 500. I’d been many times before, but this was Scott’s first time. I remember clearly his expression when I told him I’d snagged some premo tickets to the race. He looked at me with a sort of “Uh, OK” look and then asked, “Is it loud?” Not exactly the reception I’d been anticipating. After all, isn’t this every guy’s dream to go to the world’s largest single-day sporting event? To wear big headphones and sport racing gear like high-powered binoculars, a special pit frequency radio and a racing stop watch? I swear, when he gave my announcement that lukewarm reception, I almost choked the guy.

Fast-forward twenty-four years, and going to the race is a family tradition.

Needless to say, Scott is a HUGE fan. And so am I. So when I was challenged by my bee to make a quilt using a jelly roll from Moda’s Stonehenge line I immediately thought, “Bricks.” After playing with the idea in my head for a while, I eventually designed Brickyard.

As you can see, Brickyard is a modern design with lots of free space for quilting. Here are the details:

50" x 66"
Fabrics: Gradations “Woodland” by Moda, Robert Kaufmann Kona Solids Shadow
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Piecing Thread: Aurifil Mako 50 wt, #2326
Quilting Thread: Superior Sew Fine! 50 wt. Silver Screen
Quilted by: Cathy Franks

Here's a look at the back.

I've got another version of Brickyard underway, just to show how versatile this pattern is. I'll post something about that soon, I promise! Until then, I'm excited about my latest quilt finish and to see the 100th running of my favorite race.

Almost forgot! this means I get to check off another item on my 2016 Finish Along list, so congrats to me!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day everyone!

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