I made this quilt as a housewarming gift for friends of mine when they bought their first house. I had a sudden wave of inspiration with this quilt and it didn't take long to put it all together. I chose to make the Empire State Building as that's where they got engaged! Their wedding was NY themed as well.
I knew it would be a perfect addition for their new space and something they would appreciate and love. I had a small amount of the ombre tan fabric in my stash so it had to be cut carefully - no room for mistakes! I fused it to the cityscape background (perfect for NYC) and freehand cut & sketched the antenna for the top. After it was all in place, I used a button hole stitch to secure the edges of the pieces. I quilted some lines radiating out from the antenna, outlined the building and added a few lines to help accentuate the verticality of the building.
I don't have a listing of the measurements on hand, but it was roughly 20" x 14". The fabrics were all from my stash, I used Aurifil thread and leftover warm & white batting scraps that I pieced together. The backing is also from my stash and is a gold ring print, the binding is a blue textured print.
This quilt was a lot of fun to make and my friends immediately put it up in their living room - hooray! I'm so glad they love it and hope it reminds them of the joyous day in their lives. Thanks for stopping by - if you like what you see - become a follower over there on the right or leave a comment.