Feelin’ Groovy

59th Street Bridge Quilt

Pictured is the new wall hanging quilt that Anne has recently finished making for Ashlan and Allen. It was a commissioned work that they requested as a wedding present. They can see the 59th Street Bridge from their apartment. We saw their view last fall, when we visited them there. At night, all lit up, it really is a spectacular sight. After that visit we walked the bridge the next day. It has a walkway aside the roadway, but even with a separated walkway it was still a pretty scary hike, what with all of the deliverymen and commuters on their electric bicycles speeding by us all of the time. In addition to being an NYC landmark, this bridge, more formally known as the Queensboro Bridge, was also featured in the Simon and Garfunkel song Fellin’ Groovy.  It took her so long to make, because it was a difficult project for her to design what with all of the bridge’s suspension work. Anne was especially pleased with the irony of using chiffon and tulle to make the bridge’s iron and steel suspension system. 😂

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