The design was inspired by Cindy Cooksey's Road Trip pattern which I purchased online at Jukebox Quilts HERE. She put together 9 VW beetles in a wallhanging, but I decided to make my quilt larger. I wanted to use my stash of Kaffe Fassett fabric for the beetles. You may recall I first used some of it with my Super Nova Scotia quilt.
I also had dozens of HSTs in my stash that were made as "extras" as leftovers from the Super Nova Scotia quilt. I joined these together into blocks of 25 and used them as the alternate blocks.
For the machine quilting, I used stitch in the ditch for the HST blocks.
I had machine appliqued the beetles to the white background with invisible thread and chose to do an echo quilt design around the beetles using white thread.
So many of us, in my generation, have VW memories. I have two. I practiced learning to drive on my sister's boyfriend's (now her husband) VW. I had no problem with driving it forward, but once I got into the bushes, I had to run across to the local tennis court to get him to come back and show me again how to reverse it! My second VW beetle memory is when I was dating my boyfriend
(now hubby) in university. He was on his third VW when I met him. This one was painted bright purple. Unfortunately, while I was dating him, his front passenger side/seat was being repaired so when he picked me up for our dates, I had to sit in the back seat while he chauffeured me around! Oh the memories! Do you have a VW story? How about sharing it in your comments or emailing it to me at lcarruthers3atgmaildotcom.
And just so you know, it always seems to be a windy day when I finish a quilt!
It's a great day for quilting!