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!