August CQJP – On the Road Through the Northeast

We continued on with our trip into the Northeast.  After finishing the drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, we continued up along the Skyline Parkway through the Shenandoah National Park.  As we would be covering so many miles through several states, I decided to show our progress on the CQJP block as a map with the highlights pictured.

Using my Delorme Street Atlas and Photoshop, I created the map.

August Map for block The photos are as follows:

Virginia – Skyline Drive;  New York – Country Music Park (where we square danced);  New York – Niagara Falls;  Ohio – Lake Erie; Indiana – Auburn Automobile Museum.

To read about our travels, check our travel blog posts, beginning with the Shenandoah National Park – Skyline Drive, and then continue by  clicking on “newer post”  below each post.

I printed the map on Tailor Print ‘n’ Press Transfer paper and transferred it to cloth.  In order not to detract from the  map with a busy pattern, I chose a simple log cabin design using warm and cool colors from nature.  Once I had several solids chosen, I cut them into inch strips and laid them out in a log cabin design.

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The map was bordered with the white-on-white print common to all of my blocks in the set.

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Then the highway that has been running through the travel block was sewn in with the first seams.

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The August TAST stitches were Algerian Eye, Cast On Stitch, Linked Double Stitch, and Pekinese Stitch.  I worked each one along the bands of color, mirroring each on the opposite corner.  For my tatting this month, I added 5 butterflies from different patterns.August in the Northeast (August)

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