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!