The Uncommon quilt block challenge continues. Completely different results were produced in weeks 3 and 4. We were driving across the southwest desert near Deming, New Mexico, where we noticed heavy train traffic on the north side of Interstate 10. Trains are a big deal for my husband so we always note the number of engines and the type of cars. The quilt square for week 3 was inspired by the view we had of double stack container cars rolling across the flat, dry landscape.
I've kept my eye out for more unusual materials for week 4, and had collected some red plastic mesh tape intended for dry wall, and a translucent black jewelry pouch with holes punched for a draw string and a pinked edge. Both were interesting, but not coming together, until I found a little piece of red rick rack. Then a little bit of stitching in a grid pattern and some zig zag stitching with red thread were the finishing touches.