Amy at Amy’s Creative Side is hosting Bloggers Quilt Festival. I know I’m a last minute Sally here but I’m going to try to get an entry linked up. If you have a chance – pop on over and check out the quilts on ‘display’……amazing work and stories….over 500 of them so far. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite! I think voting starts tomorrow….there are some fab prizes up for grabs.
Here’s my New York Beauty Australia quilt. It measures about 70×80.
I started collecting fabrics for it many years ago on my first trip to Australia and ended up with well over 150 fabrics. I then took a class at our guild with Karen Stone and started making this quilt.
The quilt followed me around for about 10 years. I would occasionally make a block or two and then tuck it back into the box. Once I had all the blocks finished I started taking the paper out and swore I’d never do another paper pieced quilt again (ok, I’ve changed my mind since).
Last year I made the decision to finish it once and for all. I then brought it back to my sister in the USA to do the quilting. She seriously made it SING! I love it.
The quilt symbolizes not only the colors of my new country (I am now a permanent resident of Australia) but it symbolizes my love, respect and adoration for Mr. W. There are many kind men in the world but Mr. W takes the cake for me. In my 53 years, I have never been happier – more content – more me. He is a wonderful soul and I am thankful each day I spend with him. He rocks my world.
So, be sure and check out the other quilts and vote for your favorite – there is a ton of inspirational eye candy out there!