Created by: Emafish
Project

Grand Central Terminal Quilt

What are you most proud of? That everything came together in the end! I was developing the ideas as I went along so I made the process of construction much more difficult for myself than it needed to be. But it all worked out (somehow)! I feel that the quilt really addressed the ideas I hoped to convey about the train terminal and about changes in transportation through time. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's a good idea to design your pattern BEFORE your start constructing, if possible. :) When you are making small circles, it's difficult to make a recessed circle (like the small cream colored circles in the compass/clock). Because it was too small to sew the little flaps down without distorting the circle, I first put some wonder-under on the bottom of the fabric. Then I cut out the circles, folded the flaps under and pressed so the flaps would stick to the backside of the fabric. The stitching I did around the small circles is only decorative.

You Can Make This

Emafish made Grand Central Terminal Quilt with:

  • Grand Central Terminal fabrics from the City Quilter in NYC
  • bottom line thread to quilt the background
  • kimono silk threads to applique

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That everything came together in the end! I was developing the ideas as I went along so I made the process of construction much more difficult for myself than it needed to be. But it all worked out (somehow)! I feel that the quilt really addressed the ideas I hoped to convey about the train terminal and about changes in transportation through time. What advice would you give someone starting this project? It's a good idea to design your pattern BEFORE your start constructing, if possible. :) When you are making small circles, it's difficult to make a recessed circle (like the small cream colored circles in the compass/clock). Because it was too small to sew the little flaps down without distorting the circle, I first put some wonder-under on the bottom of the fabric. Then I cut out the circles, folded the flaps under and pressed so the flaps would stick to the backside of the fabric. The stitching I did around the small circles is only decorative.

Q&A with Emafish

Darns asked:
WOW! This is super! I love all parts of it - the applique, the quilting! Well done! (bet you win something for this wonderful original work)
Emafish answered:
Thanks, Darns!! I hope to be chosen for the second round of judging - then my quilt will be hung in Grand Central!

Skill Level

Intermediate