During the cocktail party at City Quilter there will be a fun set of events, one of which is a silent auction.
This quilt, "Empire State of Mind" (thank you, Jay Z, for the inspiration and name), is a New York Beauty style of quilt. I wanted to put an iconic building shape in the center, and of course the Chrysler building was my first pick. It resembles the New York Beauty shape.
I sketched the building top, made a thermofax screen and lightly printed the image onto the deep pink silk dupioni cloth, then thread sketched it using free-motion quilting. The quilt is entirely free motion quilted. I really enjoyed making it. As you can see, I have yet to stitch the binding on the back so there are many pins in place! The quilt back is the same as the borders and binding.
lower right corner
I wrote a paper about the history of the New York Beauty style of quilt, which should go live on the Quilt Index site very soon. I've always been attracted to this particular style of quilt. I think I might need to make a slightly larger one.
What is your favorite "traditional" pieced quilt style?