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.