Quilting in Queens
Gift Fox is now quilting in Queens!
While the new apartment in Astoria is a bit tight, it’s not entirely un-quilt-friendly. Without the amazing counterspace of my Dover, NH apartment, and without the high-ceiling, skylight room of my Kittery, ME apartment, this new Astoria apartment has (maybe) enough floor space to do a full-size quilt. And when I say “floor space,” I literally mean cutting fabrics & arranging them on the rug in the living room. Any projects I complete here, I will celebrate with an entire bottle of red wine. Quilting in NYC is a bit like homesteading: It doesn’t seem like many quilt here, so finding things like batting can be tricky. And the apartment spaces don’t have the counters and table-space, which requires some ingenuity when you’re in the middle of rotary-cutting, machine sewing, and ironing.
Before I moved to NYC in April, I was able to finish my flying geese quilt. It was a race to the finish since I was moving in just a matter of weeks, and things were already in boxes. I took lots of pictures of it using my camera, but unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find my camera’s USB cord since the move. For now, here’s a quick pic of the finished product:
Remember that scrappy quilt I was pulling together in March? The one that had all the fabric scraps from the zipper pouches I made at Christmas? After four months cooped up in my craft dresser, this sister star quilt is coming together.
I will be adding a larger border to the top & bottom to give it some more length, and then a slim vertical border. I’m trying to decide if I should make this twin-size or keep it more like a nursery-size quilt. Any thoughts? (Of course, as soon as I put down the quilt top to photograph, Tilly “the Willicus” sauntered in.)
I am happy to be quilting again, and can’t wait to update you on all my new projects this year!