Wednesday, August 3, 2022

My NYC blog hop - I Heart New York

During my last year and a half of college and a few years after, I dated a guy who was born & raised in New York City.  I visited him & his family a total of 3 times while we were together and loved the city each time.  So I was thrilled when Jennifer of Dizzy Quilter asked me to join in a blog hop celebrating Gotham Quilts' first fabric line, My NYC.  The line has so many visuals that are classic New York, including taxis, the Statue of Liberty, pigeons, the skyline, and even pizza rat!


I was generously sent a bundle of fat quarters of the 11 prints in the collection and told I could make whatever I wanted.  I love the prints so much that I wanted something that kept them in fairly large pieces to show them off.  The iconic I ๐Ÿ’— NY logo kept creeping into my head, so I decided on Paper Hearts from The Jolly Bar Book, though I changed it somewhat.  I love these fabrics in heart form!

I wanted the My NYC fabrics to shine so I needed a background fabric, and I settled on a navy blender.  I quilted with a dark grey thread in organic wavy lines.  I used one of the text prints as the binding.  The text print is super clever; check it out!  The print is in two colors and the dark creates a skyline!  I believe the words are all subway stops.

I don't have access to the New York City skyline but I did get a picture with my skyline: that's Charlotte, NC.  



Be sure to check out all the projects this week that use My NYC.  There will also be a giveaway next week; keep your eye on Jennifer's posts for details.  The giveaway is on Instagram, so I am not participating but most of the other makers are.

August 1


Dizzy Quilter

August 1


Sugar Sand Quilt Co.

August 2


Go-Go Kim

August 2


Fish Museum and Circus

August 3


The Darling Dogwood

๐Ÿ‘ˆThat's me!

August 4


CDM365 Studios

August 5


Powered By Quilting

August 6


Lovingly, Lissa

August 6

Geometry and Joy

August 7

Slice of Pi Quilts


To close, here are my two favorite hearts, taxis and pigeons:


  1. Lucky you working with such fun fabric with a meaning for you! Cute hearts Emily:)

  2. What a perfect pattern choice! Love it.

  3. I love your "I love NY" quilt…perfect! You get to see all the fabrics and really enjoy them!

  4. A wonderful tribute to I "heart" New York. I like that skyline fabric and your skyline is just as neat. My sister lives near Charlotte NC (Waxhaw to be exact).

  5. Love the fabric line - the taxi print is fun! Nice quilt, Emily!