Julie wrote a post about an antique quilt she had seen and had been inspired to make her own version. She shared a picture of the original and immediately I became smitten. I started a leader-ender project and -- as so often is the case -- it demanded to become a main project.
Julie had called the lattice "tracks" and that seemed a good name to me. And right around that time, my dear son-in-law posted a Facebook rant on the unlikely subject of a name change for a regional rail route. It seems that the R5 is no longer to be called the R5 but rather the Doylestown Local. He was quite distressed about this, and I hastened to point out that many, many years ago -- long before the routes were numbered (R2 went to Warminster and R5 went to Paoli and Doylestown) -- that very route had been always known as the Doylestown Local.
And I continued to make ties and apply rails and construct junctions and create stations and knew this quilt would be the R5.
I'm so pleased with it. The fabrics are about 95% Kaffe Collective with just one or two others included. The solids are Kaffe's Shot Cottons.
All aboard the R5 . . . or the Doylestown Local if you prefer.