Monday, July 27, 2020

Marathon Quilt

The Grandfather Mountain Marathon takes place each July, starting in Boone, NC and running up the mountain.   My husband ran this race quite a few times.  The race was cancelled this year just like everything else.

The design does not represent the 26.2 miles to scale (clearly!) but the ups and downs represent the various changes in elevation across the course.  The 3 black lines are at 3500 feet, 4000 feet, and 4500 feet.

This quilt was made as a gift to thank someone associated with running of the race.  The design was lifted right from a race shirt.   I first traced the design and then scaled it up.

The quilting lines are on the diagonal to further emphasize the changes in elevation.

This quilt was a fun quilt project.  I enjoyed the chance to do some applique and play with the basic alphabet on my machine.

Quilt finishes 11'' x 16''.

Hope they like it!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. What a great execution and thoughtful gift, Patty. I hope they appreciate it!

  2. What a wonderful gift! I’m sure they will love it!

  3. Love it! What a great visual of both a place and an event! Very clever and very fun!


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