A year and two machine quilting later, the London Tube Map Quilt:Pattern: London Tube Map Quilt, from Tikki Patchwork.
Fabric: Truly a work of scraps from pretty much every quilt I have ever made in my short quilting life. I felt so very thrifty and virtuous while sewing 🙂
Quilting: Long arm machine quilting done at The Sewing Circle.
Thoughts: I balked at cutting out 653 (!) 2.5″ squares of the white background — so quite a few of them were in fact 4.5″ squares. The actual sewing of the top did not take that long, but shortly after finishing the top and while piecing the back, I lost my quilting mojo . . . . for about 7 months.
Last month I finally finished the back, and went to one of my favorite quilt stores to do the machine quilting. Unfortunately, Bella the long arm machine was having fits that day, and the backside of my quilt had many (and I mean many) loops of loose threads — so many that the owner of the shop decided that we (or rather, they) needed to unpick ALL the quilting and start over. Which they did, bless their collective hearts. And now, the quilt is finally ready to give to my travel GF in Salt Lake City! Given the price of plane tickets to London, it may be awhile before we head there again . . . .