March 21, 2016

City Girl Quilt Finished

Hurray! My City Girl quilt (or should I call it "Ode to Riley Blake" since just about all fabrics used are by Riley Blake Designs, and were provided by them, too!) is finally quilted and bound! I am doing the happy dance all day today even though it is cloudy outside, as you can tell by the photographs.


You've heard of the Farm Girl quilts. Well, I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a city that is larger than New York City. I decided to celebrate all I like about big cities by designing blocks which depicted many of their places and sights. The second to last block on the bottom right has a map and the 'directory' of all the 'locations' in my city. I am very happy with how this modern quilt turned out.

I still have the photos and tutorial for all the blocks here on this blog. This quilt was completed using Aurifil threads: 50 wt for piecing and 40 wt and others for applique'. It measures 68" x 89".


I chose to finish it without a border and with a hand stitched gray biding. In fact, I wanted to use a lot of gray in this quilt which is a color that abounds in large cities. The backing is a collage of all leftover fabrics I had from the blocks. Perfect sampler all around.

For all of you who participated in the City Girl Sew Along, send me pictures of your quilts so I can feature them on this blog. In the meantime, I hope you have great and fun plans for this week, and that they involve lots of quilting!



11 comments:

  1. Terrific job. Your block choices are wonderful and colors are definitely for a city girl.

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  2. Denise, I'm jealous! Yours is wonderful! Mine is a UFO for now, but it is on my list.

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  3. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netMarch 22, 2016 at 10:35 AM

    Your quilt is wonderful! I have the pattern, but have not even started it. I have been working on several other projects, but your quilt is very inspiring.

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  4. Your quilt is just fantastic.Great job and love your fabric comob.

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    1. Thanks, guys. This quilt takes me back to my days growing up - I am loving it!

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  5. Love your quilt. I need to do a Beach Girl Quilt because I grew up in a Beach town. Debbie

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  6. Good blog! I truly love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

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  7. So many cute things to look at, love the fire hydrant and the fork and knife, great finish!

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  8. This turned out to be so beautiful. A great autobiography quilt. I appreciate your sharing the patterns too.

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