And this is a scaled-up version with some sketches of details.
Then, I drew a simplified version on parchment, and started auditioning fabric.
Using fusible (the same roll that gave me so much trouble on this quilt), I began building the scene. Oddly enough, the fusible gave me no trouble this time.
I continued to add more, including the hairpin turn in North Adams.
Then I carved some stamps, to add texture to some of the areas. These included several buildings, a couple grasses, and some stylized asters. I also attempted the Lions from Williamstown, Ma. What I have heard is that these lions were designed by the same woman who designed the Vietnam Memorial, but I don't know if that is true. They are gorgeous, though, and provide a very majestic entrance to a trailer park! My stamp did not do them justice.
Then I got brave, and stamped the buildings onto the fabric. I have never put paint on a piece of fabric after it was already in a quilt before. I was very nervous. It's not perfect, but it is good enough. Next time will be better.
After that, I built and added gravestones, to represent one of the many old graveyards to be found travelling west on Route 2.
There is more to come, so stay tuned.