Sunday, April 10, 2011

NYC Wrap Up

I wish I had a new red and white project to show you - so many ideas spinning in my head.  I've done some planning and figuring inspired by one of my favorites from Infinite Variety, but stash yardage is short and time even shorter!  So, I'm sharing the last of my favorite non Red and White photos.  The quilts might be repeats from other blogs, but they're my favorites.  These quilts are from the Amercan Folk Art Museum exhibit.  The Amish quilts were behind glass, so close-up shots won't do, but I love this shot from the floor above.  

The star quilt is circa 1860 - 1900 from Geneva, New York.

 
  At left is a close-up of the Slashed Star quilt (dated 1872 from Lancaster, PA), a variation of Mariner's Compass.  I love the border on the quilt at right. - no info on this quilt due to bad photo.

This last quilt (again no details due to bad photo) is perfect for a spring post!


Isn't this entryway great!




Jan and I love libraries.  We visited the main branch (built in 1911) on 42nd St on our first afternoon.   We planned to go back for one of the guided tours, but quilts took precedence.  Jan recommended a great book - Time and Again by Jack Finney - set in NYC in both 1970 and 1882 .  Part of the plot takes place at  the Dakota on the edge of Central Park, which we visited.  I just finished the book and really enjoyed visualizing the city.  Thanks Jan!

 
Finally, the Chrysler Building.  It was a great trip!

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Beautiful Photos! It was like going back again. Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

There's a place I'd love to visit one day. I just love the star quilt, I'm glad you've shown it.

Kathie said...

oh that star quilt was amazing wasn't it?
I loved so many of the quilts at the AFAM
I love old libraries and old buildings in general
you need to go to the Baltimore ARt Museum some time
what a great building that is! so is the Philly Art Musuem...
Kathie

YankeeQuilter said...

Love libraries...even collect postcards of libraries (mostly showing the inside!) Next to quilts they may be my favorite thing...

Lori said...

I will never get tired of seeing the quilts and hearing about NYC. I would have loved to see the library!!

Sue said...

I love the star quilt at the AFAM.
What a great time we all had visiting a great City.

ann hermes said...

Another beautiful interior is in the Library of Congress in DC. I never knew, until our trip to the capital last summer. There is an underground tunnel that connects the two buildings.

liz said...

Your close ups are better than the book! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

I loved the Lemoyne star quilt and was glad to see it on the cover of their book Quilts. I didn't get in the library, but walked by it several times, so now I have a reason to return. Yes, the quilts were fantastic, I love loved all the hand quilting.

Barb said...

great photos. I love that little star quilt too. it really sparkles.