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Thursday, May 19, 2011

New York Beauty-licious!!!!

Whew!!!  I can't tell you how happy I am that this top is finished!


When I looked at this all pieced together....my first thought was Willy Wonka....or Carnival!!!
So maybe this will be my Willy Wonka Quilt....hee hee!


On each corner I added 3 quadrants...


And for the center of the corner blocks....I used a smaller black and white polka dot...the centers are hand appliqued....


Between the corner blocks, I paper foundation pieced {freezer paper} 10 inch spikes...


The center of the quilt is just 4 New York Beauty blocks, measuring 20 inches each....the borders and corner quadrants measure 10 inches...


The entire quilt measures 60 inches square....


This is one I can check off my list of quilts 'to do'.....Yay!!!!


Now to decide how to quilt it...by hand, by machine, both?  What design for the quilting?  Any suggestions? 
mary

52 comments:

  1. Stunning! Look at all those beautiful points!

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  2. ~great job!
    looks like sunrays to me.

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  3. This quilt is just gorgeous! I've so enjoyed watching it come together on your blog. NYB is on my 'someday' list, and every time I've seen yours, I find myself thinking that someday needs to come sooner!

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  4. I am speechless Mary! It's gorgeous!

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  5. I think the way you have done the border is fantastic!

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  6. Whatever you do, do dots and stripes! it seems to be the theme of your fabrics!! maybe dots in the circles, and lines out? lol.

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  7. Wow! I can't even think of an adjective to describe this quilt .... WOW again!!

    I'm sure whatever you do for quilting will be fabulous!

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  8. Oh this is beayootiful!!! Amazing job!

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  9. it's beautiful!!! you've done it again! i always love your hand quilting.

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  10. Fabulous - I believe the fabics you chose really take this quilt from great to fabulous.

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  11. You did a beautiful job on this quilt! I always hand quilt so I'm not a good one to offer suggestions on hand or machine. But WOW - beautiful quilt!!!

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  12. oh mary, it is just gorgeous...i would love to see you hand quilt this beauty!

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  13. Mary it is so beautiful! What a treasure! I can't imagine how you are going to quilt it but I know you will make it perfect! I love the look of hand quilting and I think it would take this quilt to the moon!

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  14. Love the quilt! So much color,what a beauty!

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  15. If you have the time, please hand quilt this! Your hand quilting is always so beautiful and just inspires me :) This is such a fun beautiful quilt, those large hand quilted stitches would look great.

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  16. Wow, so much colour, it's amazing and very Willy Wonka indeed. I love it :)

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  17. Wow this is absolutely fantastic!

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  18. This is my very favorite quilt for today, until you show us another one of yours. Love the border and I can't believe you would think of finishing it with anything other than hand quilting..after getting us all on the hand quilting bandwagon.

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  19. Oh... New York Beautiful!!! Reminds me of a song with the words..."Sunshine, lollypops and rainbows....." (do you know it, or will I sing it for you! LOL!!) You really must hand quilt this - circular in the centres radiating out somehow? You have not disappointed us with this one Mary! Amazing!

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  20. so beautiful. Love this quilt so much. I have added a NY Beauty to my list of quilts to make.

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  21. Wow, that's one beautiful quilt!

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  22. Woo hoo!! It's Stunning!! Those colours make my heart sing!!

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  23. Great work--great quilt! You've gotta put some hand quilting in this!! :-)

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  24. I have no words for this--completely speechless. I hope you will understand what I mean. :)

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  25. Seriously, this makes my heart stop. I love it!!
    Mary

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  26. Ok, this is amazing and so dotty-licious. Love it!

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  27. I love it!! It is very pokey! I agree Willy Wonka is the right name for it. I want chocolate now, LOL!!

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  28. It is gorgeous! I love how you used all those bright colors and beautiful prints and still pulled it all together. I would be so nervous about quilting such a masterpiece. I'm sure you'll do a wonderful job!

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  29. wow that was so amazing its beautiful print.. just like @shannon i really like it..
    Website design New York

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  30. Really stunning, all those lovely dotty prints. I would be machine quilting some and then finish off with hand quilting.

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  31. I just knew it would be fabulous, I'm loving the happy colours and love the border a lot. I'll mail you a couple of photos, you might get an idea for the quilting.

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  32. Amazing and beautiful quilt! Oh hand quilting would be amazing in this quilt but some machine would be nice too. I am in the same debate with myself right now for my current quilt project. Good luck with it. Can't wait to see it all quilted up!

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  33. oh. wow. your new quilt is just fabulous! as always, you have created an amazing quilt. thanks for being so inspiring!!

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  34. I absolutely love it! Having said that...I would die to have one...but wait, maybe not! I'm not quite willing to put in all that effort right now. Back to something simpler! Toni

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  35. YES! Who's not afraid of colour!!

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  36. Beautiful quilt, Mary! Hand quilting would look wonderful but I know how labor intensive that is.

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  37. Very beautiful. Love the festival of polka dots! I always get hung up on how to quilt.

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  38. I am totally in love with this quilt!! Great dots and spots!!

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  39. Wow! I love this quilt! I look forward to seeing how you quilt it, I have no useful suggestions to give, I am just loving all its colour!

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  40. Oh my gosh it is stunning. I think I saw this on Emily's blog, too. Unbelievable. I could look at it all day.

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  41. Wowzers Mary! The way you use color so confidently is amazing. I admire your skill. This quilt is in-cred-i-ble! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. Wow! It makes me think of a bunch of sundials.. This is already gorgeous so I think either way you go it will look amazing.

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  43. That is the happiest quilt I have seen in ages....would love a quilt like this on my wall....I can dream can't I?

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  44. This is one stupendous quilt! Love your pointy border and 3/4 circles. I find it quite mesmerising - can't take my eyes off it! Love all the dots - I'm a bit dotty about them too. The black really works with all these bright colours! Clever, clever you!

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  45. I am so in love with this stunner. Just gorgeous. I saw you on the Name Game. You have a lovely blog.

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  46. I just posted an old quilt from another blogger on my blog site of a New York Beauty quilt. Ironically, it was from a site called Willy Wonka. Then I saw your quilt. Wow! The colors really pop!!! Love it.

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