Today's post is in honor of the trend "Throw Back Thursday" although it's technically Friday...
Here's a two year flashback to review my NYC Subway quilt. I was (and still am) inspired by Oh Fransson's Tokyo Subway Quilt. My husband grew up in NYC and I wanted to pay tribute to his subway adventures.
I chose to follow a simple grid layout and used the actual MTA Subway layout with Central Park, the central (hehe) focus of my quilt. I could go on and on for hours on how much I love Central Park. Ready?
My husband and i while we were dating, next to the Alice in Wonderland Statue, 2006
Ok, maybe next time.
Here are pictures that I took at the time I created quilt. After I cut the squares, I laid out the quilt by grids and smaller squares 8 x 8.
2000 2" squares later, I created the quilt top and fairly accurate piecing. It took me plenty of time, but I was (am) very happy with the results. The letters were raw appliqued onto the white squares with a zig zag stitch.
Here is the finished project! The back is a squiggly line print to reflect how a tourist feels when they come out of the subway... a little disoriented.
This quilt was my first experience with my local quilt shop and I was nervous. Luckily the ladies were understanding and helpful, even though they didn't like my original plan to put minky on the back.
The long-arm quilting pattern is called "sprung" and also evoked the movement of "The City."
We held a raffle for the quilt at Christmas in 2011 and my Father-In-Law won!
Thanks for indulging me! I hope you've enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. I promise that I'll have some current updates next week, including a tutorial.
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