Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New York State of Mind

I got to explore New York City last week!


Thanks to dear friend, Victoria.  My husband and I doggie-sat while she was teaching in Australia.




Here she is, just before leaving for the airport, putting the final touches on a new quilt design to show her students.  That girl is the "Energizer Bunny!"




It was cold for springtime.  It even snowed a few days.  




The buds were just ready to pop.  Here's a shot of Central Park.




Everyone we met was friendly and warm.  Even the buildings display sweet virtues.




The sidewalks do too.




Inspiration is everywhere.  How about these polka dots!




The Garment District is right outside her door.  




Mood Fabrics is one shop I visited.  



In the evenings, I played with Victoria's scraps.  



Jenny Egg kept me company in the studio.




Crosses in the living room inspired some 9-patches.






A tile floor design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art inspired a quilt.  
Or was this at Grand Central Station?  Anyway...




 I had to visit City Quilter to get some more fabric.  Great shop!




I decided I liked this layout better, but I'm not settled on it yet.  




So I turned to another project, and cut out pieces for a Lone Star from the blocks that Julie gave me.

I also visited two fantastic quilt shows.  Stay tuned!













20 comments:

audrey said...

Oh my! Looks like you had plenty of inspiration and some fun fabrics to play with as well! Your 9-patches (crosses) are wonderful. They make me want to go buy some good reds and quit playing around with whats on hand around here!:)

smazoochie said...

How much fun! So lovely of Victoria to give you this opportunity. You are a ray of sunshine, always seeing the good & possitive.
Your 9-patch is terrific!

Karen said...

Looks like some great inspiration. 9 patch is such a great block.

Sujata Shah said...

This is all so exciting! I love seeing the city here through your camera lenses. Those new projects of yours are yummy! Looking forward to more.. Soon, I hope!

beth said...

Your projects are so amazing! Love that 9n patch AND the star!

Brenda said...

wow! looks like fun and inspiration all around.

homeschooled said...

Thanks for the photos. i have been envious (in a nice way) of your stay in NYC and it is nice to see what inspired you.
I like that quiltn the second layout best.

Janet said...

Fancy you getting to play with someone elses scraps, that's awesome. It looks like you enjoyed your house and dog sitting.

PatSloan said...

i love when I get to visit Victoria! Such a super place to stay.

Tonya Ricucci said...

wheee so much fun. I LOVE your fabric choices - the blocks are fab. Thanks, Mood!!!

Sharon said...

Great photos, did you go the the brooklyn museum? Oh my,looks like they have some beauties on display right now! It was very cold, but clear when I was there Mar 2011.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the giant star block idea!!!

So glad you enjoyed your NYC visit.

Kate said...

How totally fabulous. Would love to get to NYC one day from the other side of the world!! Love your start on the string star, it is one of my most favourite patterns.

Marit said...

So many gorgeous pictures from NYC - love all the details you captured on camera! Lots of magic going on in the sewing department , too. So fun to see how you transform inspiration into quilts. Looks like a wonderful week at a friends place!

fiberchick said...

New York looks good on you!!!

Helen said...

Super post! I didn't realize how good NYC looked!!!

Terry said...

While you were exploring the City I was stitching up a storm with Victoria in Sydney. We both won glad you had a fun time.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

You got some great NYC pics!!! Love the grace, Love etc! and the Cross blocks are great! those scrappy stars looks fabulous and the doggies miss you!!! thanks!!!

Mcm said...

Nice,thank you for sharing.

Carla said...

What great fun! The 9 patch quilt is going to be a great memory for you....Love it!