New York City vest


A friend grew up in Manhattan, and misses it. She’s got a 12 foot tall statue of liberty :statue_of_liberty: in her yard.
So when I found a small piece of this NYC fabric in my stash, I offered to make her a couch pillow.
She asked for a vest!

I had to cut carefully to feature the best bits; lady liberty, empire state building, Chrysler building, Brooklyn bridge.

I used fusible interfacing on the inside front to give some body to the quilt-weight cotton.

The back and lining are an ombre fabric that shades from the color of lady liberty to peacock blue. I used the liberty bits for the outside back and inside front, and pieced the inside back. Just barely enough fabric!

All from stash except the pattern.

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What a fun stash-busting project!

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What a find in your stash! I am sure she will wear that with pride. You did a great job on a custom gift.

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What a thoughtful project!

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What a wonderful gift for your friend! Custom made, so very special, but also a great stash-buster if everything came from stash except for the pattern. Your stash must be so amazing, you keep coming up with all these treasures from your stash.

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Ooo, I bet she’s thrilled!

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Thanks, y’all!
She gets it for her birthday in mid April. It is driving my husband crazy, he wants her to have it NOW!

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Awesome job! & I love your hubby’s enthusiasm :smile:

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This is fabulous - what a thoughtful gift!!

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Wonderful homage to a great city! I bet your friend loved it!

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Very fun fabric! The colors of the ombré are perfect.

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:sparkles: :heart_eyes: :scissors: Congratulations! Your awesome NYC vest is a Featured Project this week! :scissors: :heart_eyes: :sparkles:

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Woohoo, thank you!

That fabric is awesome, and you turned it into a fabulous gift!

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