12.16.2011

Friday Finish {NY-NY Quilt}

I have finally taken pictures of my finished NY-NY quilt!!  And here they are!  Looking at these picture... the fall/winter sun is pretty harsh... I may try and retake a few this weekend, but that said I still wanted to share the quilt!


I free hand drew the shape of NY state and then using reverse applique I cut out the state.  Nerve wrecking and awesome at the same time. 

The gray portion is one full yard and then I added the border to make it about 55 x 40 for a decent lap size quilt.

The backing is simply a yard of awesome NYC green fabric with the coolest version of the statue of liberty!  The cream border is that minky-like soft fabric I also used on Big Blue.


I added a little hand sewn heart to personalize this quilt -- marking a special birthplace.


The quilting is hard to see, but on NY State I added in all the major highways and roads in yellow thread from Long Island to Albany, and Niagara Falls toward Canada.  It was a really fun exercise to learn what roads stretched the length of the state.

And then I did echo quilting around the shape of the state in the gray fabric.


A closer look at the back.


All rolled up and ready to go!


Yes, of course I had to dangle it from a tree.


And just for a fun a flying down to the ground shot....


...because it landed with such grace.


Hoping you are ending or starting your week with grace!!  Have a lovely weekend... and wish me luck...I'm still sewing till my arms fall off :)

8 comments:

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

This is beautiful! My husband is from NY and it holds a special place in this house, you did it proud! I love the fabrics and your highway quilting is genius! Good luck with your sewing, it's crunch time!

Teje said...

That is a special and beautiful quilt! Great idea and well done! I love also the back - wonderful fabric and the white border fits so well!
x Teje

Melissa said...

WOW!!! It looks great, what a fun quilt! Congrats!

Wee Little Birds said...

one word...STUNNING!!!

Michelle May said...

beautiful! I was born on LI and then moved to Horseheads till I was ten. Most of my family is from NY.

hollister said...

When I saw this, I do not know the quilt it or Map

Seaweed and Raine said...

Fab dab Christie! :) You have put so much work into it - and it looks amazing. Lucky recipient. Hope you enjoyed the holiday season - I really need to catch up with my blog reads and find out what else you have been up to... it's been too long!!!
S xox

Pam said...

Brilliant idea to quilt the highways and roads!!! Adding the heart is a lovely touch...

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