Friday, October 28, 2011

I LOVE NYC

I really, really do. The sights, smells, shopping, shows....well, I could go on and on. 

 
Like many tourists, one of my favorite places in NYC is Central Park. It seems like every time I go to Central Park I find a new area that I've never seen before. There is such history in the park and I am amazed that in such hustle and bustle there is a calm pond to sail miniature sail boats, a zoo, and preserves scattered all around.
When I started getting back into sewing and discovered etsy, I fell in love with this quilt pattern. When I read Jude's description of how she came to name this quilt, Iphigenes Walk, I knew I had to try it. 
"Let me explain the inspiration for the name of this quilt. I grew up in New York City and spent a great deal of my youth in Central Park. This fabric line made me feel very nostalgic and got me thinking about all the beautiful paths in the Park. Iphigene's Walk is one such path dedicated to Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger in 1987. She was a preservationist for the Park from 1934 to 1950. I thought she deserved to have the quilt named for her! The Sulzberger family owns the NY Times and her grandson, Arthur is the current publisher."

"This quilt is super easy to make using only one Jelly Roll and one Background Fabric. The quilt measures 72" x 72". You could easily make it bigger by adding an additional border. Any style of fabric to suit your decor would work with this pattern. The blocks are quite large (15.75") which makes this quilt go together in a flash! It is set on point which leaves plenty of room to show off your beautiful quilting in the setting triangles!"

While I intended on showing you the finished product, the quilting part is taking me longer than expected (I am doing it by hand), so I figured I would show you my progress so far (and repost when the quilt is complete). This quilt front goes together so easily, even for a newbie quilter (if I can put it together, anyone can!). It is the prettiest quilt front and I love the story behind it. Jude has two etsy shops, Little Louise Designs and Patchwork Passion, one with beautiful quilt patterns and another with lots of supplies (tons and tons of jellyrolls perfect for putting this quilt together!). If you tell her what you are making and what prints you want, she can help you get your own quilt kit together!

4 comments :

Jodi said...

that is going to be a pretty quilt!

boyzmom said...

You are amazing! The projects just get better and better! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Crystal Posey said...

My husband is in love with New York, and we've never been. One day we will vacation there, one day!

Christan said...

LOVE NY, too. I grew up about 30 minutes west of the city. How fun that something urban proved to be an inspiration for a homey, cozy quilt. Love it. Inspiration comes from all paths and experiences. Thanks for sharing this post.