Road to Tennessee Quilt

The Road to Tennessee quilt does go by some other names including hugs and kisses quilt or noughts and crosses quilt.  The block certainty can have many more configurations depending on how they are laid out.  See more about this block at  earlywomenmasters.net/quilts/r/roadtenn/index.html

Once again, I have used the fascination with 5″ Charm Squares as the initial inspiration for this quilt.  I do love antique quilts, and for this quilt I wanted to emulate the look of an old quilt with reproduction style fabrics.  I’m not insisting for a moment that the fabrics in this quilt are reproduction.  They are all from my stash, however, with the colour choice I believe it acheives the look.

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Road to Tennessee Quilt

So I chose medium and dark  pinks, blues greens, tans, browns and some burgundies with small prints, to achieve this look.  I used the same fabrics to back the quilt so it is reversable.  This quilt is made with 5″ blocks which have had opposite sides snowballed, with lighter neutral fabrics.

The  first  border was made from half square triangle units from the same fabric selection.

In order to make good use of the fabric I utilised the extra fabric to make a matching and reversible backing.

Then I quilted this quilt with spirograph type of flower in the centres of the blocks with stippling around the border pieces.

This quilt was quilted on a domestic sewing machine.

© 2014 Susan Stuklis

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