Thursday, 28 July 2016

The Chrysler Building

After our trip to New York we were challenged by Judi Mendelssohn, the organizer of the PandQTours, to make a small quilt with the theme of: Window on New York.

To that end she gave us a piece of fabric from a line of New York themed fabrics exclusive to The City Quilter shop that we visited during the trip. Our challenge fabric shows Times Square and you can see it in the background of my piece.

I took my inspiration of the beautiful Chrysler Building, my favourite skyscraper around in NY. I build it using a mix of fabric/paper collage and commercially available cottons. The size of the piece was decided by the piece of the Times Square themed fabric we were given and it ended up 10.5 x 14.1/4" or 26.5 x 37cm.

The piece was machine appliquéd, hand and machine quilted, hand embellished with beads, sequins and Swarovski crystals most of which were bought while in New York.

Our challenge pieces will hang on Judi's stand for PandQTours at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham during the show, 11th - 14th August so have a look if you're visiting.

After that I will be a treasured reminder of our New York trip.


peggy gatto said...


Linda Kunsman said...

absolutely stunning quilt commemorating your NYC trip Frieda!! This would also make a fabulous poster print :) I was wondering about the specific prints in the fabric so thanks for sharing.

Lenna Young Andrews said...

I just LOVE this frieda. Now that I am here with the larger photos I can see that it is also the fabric paper collage that I love! KUDOS!!! very special.

Miss Iowa said...

This is gorgeous, Frieda, and a fabulous design! I love the colors you chose for the Chrysler building and that it's not an exact replica (shape-wise). It gives the piece some whimsy and makes it uniquely yours.

Jewels said...

Oh my - you really are clever interpreting the building in fabric - very cool!


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