New York Beauty

New York Beauty

New York Beauty

Ready for Broadway?  I think so!  These colors are fantastic.  I was asked to quilt with a modern flair to enhance the pattern.

At first sight, this quilt was overwhelming.  So much going on with color and lines and space.  When starting a quilt like this, it’s kinda like how to eat an elephant…  one bite at a time!  The border was first, of course.

New York Beauty Border

New York Beauty Border

You’ll notice that this quilt does not naturally lay flat.  When this happens, as it often will with fabrics cut on the bias, I know I have to free-hand, or hand-quide, the entire quilt to avoid puckering or pleating the fabric.

New York Beauty (partial border with two blocks)

New York Beauty (partial border with two blocks)

Echoing the points was obvious to me.  The blank, or background, spaces was where I could play.  I decided to use different patterns to enhance these spaces.

New York Beauty Block

New York Beauty Block

Alternating dense quilting with more loose quilting gives this quilt interest.  And if you don’t notice the stitches, you’ll at least notice the fabrics!

New York Beauty in progress

New York Beauty in progress

Sometimes a design in the fabric will dictate how I quilt.  Other times the piecing of the block determines a pattern.  With this quilt, I just took the first stitch and let my machine guide me!

New York Beauty Block

New York Beauty Block

I spent several hours with this quilt.  I’m hopeful the seamstress will like the end results.

New York Beauty Completed!

New York Beauty Completed!

 

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