I’m Michael and I blog at Patchwork and Paper.  Not too long ago the LMQG was asked if they wanted to participate in a Designers Challenge using Jessica Hogarth’s new line, Velocity. A few of the group said yes, so off we went.

My portion of the fabric arrived while I was away in NYC. As soon as we were back home in London I tore open the package and started planning. I wanted to use the building prints and recreate my home town. New York City .  I sat down and did a quick NYC Skyline on the computer and then started cutting.

The buildings came together pretty easy. I matched up the random Velocity prints with the “sky” print I was using and arranged my Skyline.

NYC coming together. A few of my stash fabrics were added to extend the mini.

Once the entire Skyline was set I decided to frame the bottom of the buildings with the fun “Scooter” print and the top and sides with the “Bird” print.

All framed out and ready to be quilted.

I threw together a back with some of the leftovers and then started doing some straight line quilting. Once the road and the buildings were all finished up I thought I would try to give the sky a “sky” feeling.

The finished product with my dedication to my home. I Love New York!

Ready to be hung on our wall at home so I can see it every day.