Thursday, April 18, 2013

Carol's Hobo Quilt

This quilt that Carol brought is a group quilt. They are presenting it to a supporting church group and I believe they call themselves the Hobo Club.

 The pattern is from  Hobo Quilts by Debra G Henninger. The design on each boxcar is a symbol used to share information among hobos, much like the Underground railroad quilts. It is very interesting and I didn't know the significance of the blocks until I started to write this post.  This blog explains it.

I quilted a meander in the background, those double wavy lines in the narrow border, e's and o's in the outer border, swirls in the wheels, SID and straight vertical lines on the cars themselves.

3 threads, cream, tan and black, all Omni and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

1 comment:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is one very cute quilt!!