Friday, June 08, 2012

sew & tell v3.34 - new york beauty swap

I am so excited to share this finish with you today!  This is probably one of the hardest projects I've done and I'm so thrilled with how it turned out!

When we were doing the New York Beauty quilt along a little swap got put together and I couldn't say no.  So my partner wanted a pillow and I used the first block I did for my tutorial as a jumping off point.  As I played with my fabrics I decided to go with my favorite color scheme (and favorite designer).
New York Beauty Pillow

The binding and backing fabric were actually some I had in my stash that I had just bought for fun.  And they worked so perfectly (both from Amy Butler's Lark collection).
New York Beauty Pillow - back
You may be seeing a skirt made out of this fabric very soon!  I just love it!
New York Beauty Pillow - side
And I like the suprise pop of pinks and oranges on the back with the blues and greens.
New York Beauty Pillow - quilting
I didn't want to take away from the design with too much quilting, so I just did a straight line (without a walking foot) around the major seams.  I love the way it turned out.

New York Beauty Pillow

I really hope my partner loves it as much as I do.  And now I need to make one for myself!

What did you finish this week?
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15 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Kelsey said...

This is so beautiful! Another project that I need to tackle someday :)

Debbie said...

This is about as beautiful a NYB I have seen - TOTALLY awesome. I for one would be thrilled!

Judee said...

Love that pillow! What a great idea. thanks for the inspiration.

Marie Vickers Art said...

This is gorgeous - well done! I love this :)

Marie x

Kim said...

AMY!!!!! How will you send that off to ME ;o) I am afraid I would have to stash that away for me if I made it!!!!! Really GREAT JOB!!!!!

Dayna said...

That pillow is spectacular, Amy!

Goddess in Progress said...

Aah, it turned out so beautifully! Well done!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this pillow is fabulous. I love the color graduation. And btw, my apologies once again, for forgetting to put my blog name instead of project :-{

Katy Cameron said...

*sigh* when every one of these has been appearing, I've been loudly wailing 'WHY DID I SAY NO?!' even if I did know it would have caused a complete mental breakdown with all the things I had on. It's fabulous, your partner will love it (and if not, I can send you my address ;o) )

QuiltinMama said...

Beautiful the backing!

FlyAwayHome said...

Your pillow turned out beautiful! I love the colors.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow your points are perfect!! Yummy pillow! Great projects linked up as well. Are you able to make more than 15 letters for the title so we can put out blog names in full?? 15 letters isn't much!

The Sewing Chick said...

Gorgeous pillow! Those are my favorite colors, too. Your partner is going to LOVE it!!

Dora, the Quilter said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Amy! One of the secrets I've learned from doing these is to have the tips of the points end about 1/8 inch from the edge (or the seam of the next fabric). Very few people even notice, but it's very helpful in avoiding cutting off the tips.--Not that you seem to have had a problem with that! Great precision work!

Rene' said...

Amy, I LOVE your New York Beauty!!!! I have enjoyed watching your progress on Instagram (which I haven't quite figured out btw), and am so happy you chose these fabrics.