To answer Marie's question about the designs. All the train designs are transfer patterns. Half of them are republished through Aunt Martha's Transfers (which can be found at JoAnne's) and the other half I found in an old McCall's transfer book. I think the book is about 30 years old. I found it in the trash pile (along with alot of other good patterns in a grocery bag) at the St. Vincent's Thrift store. Have no idea why they threw it out, but it was serendipity for me!
Now on to the good stuff. Here are the fabrics I have to work with. The first picture is a wide seam binding I found at JoMar's for 25 cents a package. I bought a lot of it thinking I might be able to use it for train tracks. Haven't figure out how, yet! It could also be used as binding or sashing (yeah, I have that much of it, LOL)! I think it is about 3 inches wide unfolded.
Remember the fabrics Mary so generously sent me when she went to that fabric store in North Carolina (I think is was NC)?
Here are some to the motifs from one of the fabrics. These can be fussy cut.
I numbered the fabrics so you could give me your thoughts.
And so what do you think? Can you see the train tracks winding through the farmlands and past the houses? I can!
Love from Liri