I was barely a few days into my first proper quilt (the Bento Box quilt) when I started brainstorming my next one.
Inspiration hit in the form of the Tokyo underground map quiltalong by Film in the Fridge. Since Seattle has barely taken the first baby steps towards a proper mass transit system I couldn’t use anything local for my version. I looked at maps of the Hong Kong MTR and while the system has grown since I lived there it is still simplistic due to the geography of the region. While I would love to make an MTR design it sadly would be primarily blank space with only a few lines of color.
Finally I hit upon the mass transit that would not only have special meaning to me but also pose one heck of a challenge.
The London Underground aka the Tube.
Given the size of the Tube there is no way I want to tackle the entire map so my initial plans are to aim for only those lines in Zone 1. It houses some of the oldest stations in Central London and during all my visits to the London area that zone is also where I spent most of my time traveling around.
I now have all the fabric for my Tube quilt waiting patiently for me to finalize my design and start cutting over 1900 2 inch squares of fabric.
Given the amount of planning and piecing that will be going into this quilt I am giving myself a whole year to finish it. This may be the crafting project that drives me to insanity. Only time will tell.