Fantasy Road Signs
A couple of years ago, my quilt guild had a challenge to create a Road Sign quilt. I got the top done for the show and tell, but didn't get the quilting finished until October 31, Halloween, of this year. Here are some photos of my finished quilt. I wanted to do something a little different from regular road signs.
Here are the individual blocks:
I loved searching the internet for silhouettes to use for the crossing signs. I used fusible to apply all but the letters, they were painted on. I then used satin stitch to secure the silhouettes and the black edges down.
These are the information signs. I came up with 4 signs that went with the crossing signs.
I used an interesting fabric of swirls and stars for the road. The white lines of the road is a white and silver sparkle fabric. I was puzzled what to use for a background fabric. I didn't want to use a solid, too boring. I finally found the country fabric that looks pretty good and is not boring. For the green signs, I tried printing out the designs on the fabric. It didn't look very good. So I got some fabric paint and painted over the printed signs to make it show up. I used a fusible to attach the white edges on the information signs and then used a satin stitch to secure it permanently.
I didn't have any of the black road fabric when I got around to the back, but I did have another patterned black fabric. The back is a dark green solid, with a 9 inch wide version of the road running from top to bottom.
I tried to outline the individual words in free motion quilting, but after 3 tries that I hated, I just outlined the lines of words instead. the rest was quilted in simple lines. I think it turned out pretty good.