Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well Hello again!

I've been a blog slacker, I'll admit it.  Back to the Work in Progress Wednesday fun now!  The Dallas Modern Quilt Guild is having a round robin quilt swap starting next month.  I make a center block and pass that onto another group member who adds a border to it.  Repeat 4 more times and then we have a quilt!  I get the quilt back that I made the center block.  I wanted to try something new and also I wanted something that would be bright, cheerful, and bold.  






I've been perusing Flickr for ideas and decided to make a New York Beauty!  Here's the first finished block.  Would you believe I've never paper pieced before?  I thought it was pretty fun actually once I figured out what to do.  Curved piecing?  Um...only if I have to :)  I'm super pleased with how it turned out.  I'm going to make 4 blocks and sew them into a circle for my central block.  I'm proud of myself for using mostly scraps for the colored parts.  Here's the link to the pattern I used: New York Beauty #4







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22 comments:

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW that looks incredible!! Look forward to more :)

Dee said...

I love NYB's and this one is stunning! Beautiful block and piecing!

Debbie said...

oh my - your block is simply stunning! Nicely done!!

Shannon said...

That's such an eye-catching pretty block! Lovely! I can't wait to see it with all the borders.

Something Wilde said...

It's beautiful! What a fun way to make a quilt!

Julia said...

You have some great pictures in your Flickr pages. I really like your style.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

This block is awesome! totally inspiring! Now I want to try a New York Beauty!

Amy said...

very nice block!

noga quilts said...

You should be super pleased, this is a beautiful block! And congratulations for mastering paper piecing...

Amorette said...

you should be pleased, this is gorgeous and so perfect for not being a paper piecer!

Kathy said...

That is so pretty! I want to make a New York Beauty someday, but I've always been scared off by the difficulty level

Claire Jain said...

Wow! That is really awesome. I'm a paper piecing newbie myself.

Erin said...

PRETTY! I can only imagine how stunning it will look all put together! Can't wait to see it!

Kelly said...

Stunning block!! I am not bad at paper piecing but the curves make me shudder!! One day....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! It is a beauty

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Stunning! Love the colors & design!

Emma said...

I love your block. That is going to make a stunning centre for your round robin.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous! I am partial to NYB myself, but have never tried one this complicated.

twelfthzodiac said...

Gorgeous colours & a very pretty block - your piecing looks perfect!

Lee said...

That New York Beauty is ... a beauty! Seriously, love the rainbow colors. Great piecing too. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday. : )

Megan said...

LOVE that block! so pretty! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday!

Allyson said...

Absolutely stunning. It's just gorgeous. I tried to check out the pattern you gave a link for, but it's coming up with nothing. Was this a pattern set your purchased? Do you know where I might find it now that it's not featured at the ImageEvent link? Thanks! And congrats on such a great finish.

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