Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Manhattan Mini Quilt!

For the Empire Quilt Guild's upcoming show, they have a President's Challenge, where members are encouraged to make mini quilts based on a theme.  This year's theme is "Landmarks of New York."  I decided to make a mini quilt featuring a hard-working but often-overlooked icon of New York:  the hotdog cart!

I completely quilted the background first, using free-motion meandering stitches on the yellow fabric, skyline-echoing stitches on the light purple, and random lines on the ground.  Then I used fusible applique to create the hotdog cart.  As a final touch, I used some decorative stitches (blanket stitch, etc) around the fusible appliqued shapes. 

I had a lot of fun with the quilt, and it only took about a day or two to make.  It measures 17 inches by 22 inches.  Enjoy!


  1. i love it! your free motion stitches are awesome~
    and it was probably a good idea to leave out the cranky cart vendor.. :)

  2. That is SO clever, Nicole. Gets my vote!

  3. I love your sense I humor! Way to go!!I'm still trying to finish mine!!!eeek!
    I started early and am finishing late! Lots of luck!

    Your workmanship is beautiful and the colors just sing!

  4. Super cute! I love the fireworks in the sky!