Monday, February 18, 2013
Sunday Sewing - New York Beauty
A year ago Sara at Sew Sweetness did a New York Beauty Quilt Along. I'd wanted to try some NYB blocks since I saw them. Now that I have some foundation paper piecing blocks done I thought I would risk trying these out. Now uh... I'll also admit a few months ago I cut a template for one of them out and into little bits because I didn't know foundation paper piecing and english paper piecing were two totally different things :o I feel much wiser today.
I managed to put together Blocks 0 and 6. Block 6 gave me some trouble with a couple pieces just not seeming to fit right. Per usual I had emailed myself a copy to the blog posts and tutorials for every single block I wanted to make, then forgot to actually look at them when I started work (though there are lots of GREAT tips on them so I hope I get around to that sometime....).
Something may be off with my printing, these are supposed to be 8" blocks but mine are finishing at 7.5" . There's rippling in a couple places so I imagine I have some ripping apart and resewing to do on these. On the bright side I didn't have a single issue of not having enough fabric overlap, so that's a win!
It's hard for me to work with muted colors (not that these really count as muted do they?), and I'm not sure if I'm in love with these yet. I really want to start all over again and go bright and saturated, but I'm resisting the urge. My plan is to make 8 of the blocks and to use them for a pillow cover.