Saturday, June 1, 2013

"Met Men" quilt complete...



I made this quilt for the NYC Metro Mod Quilter's challenge.  The only requirements were to interpret Metro anyway you wished and to try something new.  Since the materials in this quilt came from guys who rode the subway every day in their suits and ties, it fits my impression.  The back is a NYC subway map print from City Quilter, and the old subway tokens "tie" it all together.  This is my first wool, silk, and metal quilt!

17 comments:

  1. This is so very cool! I love the way it looks and the story it tells. What a wonderful quilt!

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  2. NOW I understand how all the elements came together as they did! It's awesome. And those tokens add a wonderful rhythm to the piece. I'd love to see the back.

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  3. Oh my goodness Helen how creative! I hope you'll hang it in your house to enjoy everyday. Nicely done.

    Happy Sewing

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  4. This is so wonderful! I love it.

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  5. It is stunning! And like Kim says "I hope you hang it in your house to enjoy everyday."

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  6. I love the graphic quality of the tokens!

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  7. Looks Great! Really metro!

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  8. Lovely Helen - I love the way you have used the subway tokens

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  9. Helen, I love this quilt, so clever. I am so sorry I missed seeing it at the last meeting.

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  10. I love it, Helen! Your description of the quilt at the meeting was quite moving.

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  11. This quilt is positively gorgeous! I'm sure it will be a big hit with your guild!

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  12. Wow, I love your metro/retro/mod quilt!!
    Hugs,
    Karen

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  13. Looks Great!!
    Greetings Grit

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  14. I meant to comment earlier -- what a fabulous quilt using non-traditional materials. I love the tumbling blocks and the ties and the subway tokens. will you enter this in a show?

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  15. I saw you and this quilt on the Mod Blog. So So nice to get a sense of scale and see your smiling face. The quilt is an interesting interpretation of commuters. Nice work

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  16. I love this quilt , how creative that was to add the tokens to it!
    very fun.
    Kathie

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  17. I adore this quilt, Helen! What a great interpretation!

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