Friday, July 3, 2009

~New York Beauty~

Happy 4TH of July !!!!



Since it will be the 4th of July soon I thought I would show off a "New York Beauty" quilt .
I made this one for my niece when she got married about 2 years ago .
I really enjoyed making it. Its my first New York Beauty and do plan to try some day to make another one .

This quilt is a "Quilt As You Go " type quilt. Its made in 4 sections then I quilted each sections . I joined them by adding a strip of fabric on the back. The backing is black so none of the strips shows at all. Each border was joined with the QAYG method. This took a while...............:)This was my first BLACK quilt . Keeping the fuzz and thread off was a major undertaking !!
I did an all over meandering stitch. I have a BSR on my Bernina 440 and that helps a lot.
By the time I finished quilting on this one my stitches were pretty nice . It was alot of quilting so Practice = perfect :0)






8 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a great quilt! Very striking.

Queen of pink in a house of blue said...

Love the colors! it's gorgeous!

vgautreaux said...

I think I would call it a Crop Circles quilt. That's what it reminds me of! Very pretty!

HuggleBuggles said...

Absolutely Beautiful. One day I will attempt that pattern.

QuiltSue said...

What a beautiful quilt. When I grow up I want to make quilts like you do.

Fiesta said...

absolutely stunning. I have this pattern but have yet to make it.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Betty, what a beautiful quilt....on my to do list....warm regards lyn

Edna said...

Was looking back through your blog and came across this quilt. It truly is a beauty! I may have to try this method of quilt-as-you-go.