September 3, 2010

New York Beauty Quilting Decisions

I have finally finished my New York Beauty quilt top! Yes!! I am liking what I see. It is bigger then I had first envisioned, but that seems to be the usual thing for me. I get carried away in the designing process I guess. lol  This is a poor photo as it doesn't show the colors well, and it is draped over a couch, but it was the best I could do today to show you the size of the top.
Here are a few photos that show more of the details. I have used Civil War era reproductions and the colors are so rich. I wish my photos showed this, but I am better behind the sewing  machine then the camera I am afraid!
Now to decide what quilting designs to use. I have been thinking about it ever since I started to piece the blocks together. So far I believe that I want to do some type of feather design in the big diamond shape background areas.  I love feathers, but have yet to master them. I don't feel confident enough to free hand quilt them, so I will be drawing my own pattern. I am thinking of sewing in the ditch around the triangles and doing a little squiggly type of line in the middle of them. I have yet to decide what to do with the blue sashing areas or the blue squares. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Oh what to do! 

15 comments:

Nancy said...

WOW ! ! ! What a great accomplishment!

Nancy

Carin said...

It is truly a beauty! Great job I can't wait to see how you decide to quilt it.

Janet said...

What an incredible quilt!! I love alll your repros. Feathers will be wonderful in that big diamond. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the sashing and squares.

GravityAnn said...

Girlfriend this is off the charts gorgeous! I love reproduction fabrics as well. Very beautiful and a great accomplishment.

Teresa said...

Fabulous quilt! I love the double arches. I am not very good at taking pictures either, but I keep trying.

Karen said...

Oh how I want want of these quilts! You have done a wonderful job of selecting fabrics and piecing all those points and curves. You are going to have a beautiful quilt to use.

Jan said...

So gorgeous! I can't wait to see this one in person. You got this done lickety-split.

Lori said...

That is amazing! I'm sure whatever quilting you decided will really put the finishing touches on it.

LuAnn said...

What a beautiful quilt. It's just striking. I know it was a lot of piecing but well worth it.

Greenmare said...

oh my goodness!!!! it's soooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!!! pat yourself on the back about 81 times lady that is one incredible quilt!

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Michelle said...

Beautiful! You made that so fast! I'm not good at picking out quilting designs, so can't help much there. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Colleen said...

It is simply gorgeous!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Your quilt is a beauty! I am just debating making a small one with some hand dyed fabrics I just dyed. After seeing yours I may have to change my mind and make a larger quilt!

Una said...

It is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration:) Greetings, Una in Norway