Well everyone, today is the last day of the series. First off, I want to thank everyone for following along and posting your completed New York Beauty blocks to the Flickr group. The amount of talent, even from first-time paper piecers, has been astounding! It was also great that everyone was so helpful and supportive, especially with asking and answering questions in the group. Thank you for making this a great success!!
How many blocks have you made from the New York Beauty Quilt Along? There have been *so* many blocks posted to the Flickr Group, it’s amazing!!
Today is the tutorial for Block 2 from amylouwho? She has a great tutorial for you on how to make this sharp-looking points (and a bonus: you can use your iPad screen to line up your fabrics, lol!). I love the pretty Amy Butler fabrics that she used for her block, the perfect shades of blue!
Next Monday will be the last block in the series!
Welcome to Week 7, Block 3 of the New York Beauty Quilt Along! The last few blocks are looming on the horizon! How many have you done?? If you’re just joining and would like to catch up on the blocks, feel free, and post your questions and progress to the Flickr Group!
Welcome to Week 6 of the New York Beauty Quilt Along! The blocks have just been zipping by, and thanks for all your hard work! If you’re just joining and would like to catch up on the blocks, feel free, and post your questions and progress to the Flickr Group!
I apologize everyone, I’m a day behind at posting this! This is Week 5 of the quilt along, and this week’s block (Block 7) is a tutorial brought to you by Jeni of In Color Order. Stop on over here for the full tutorial!
|Kati’s New York Beauty Block|
The tutorial for today is from Kati of From the Blue Chair. The tutorial for her block, Block 8, can be found here. This block has very thin points, and it looks highly effective using the paper piecing technique!
|Block from Megan of Canoe Ridge Creation|
I had a great time playing with this block! I’m using Kona solids for mine, so I decided to pair the fabrics that I used for my previous blocks, with the same colors, but slightly lighter, to make those outer points really pop. Super fun, and after last week’s block, this one didn’t have as many segments to piece!
Hi everyone! Welcome to the 2nd week of the New York Beauty Quilt Along! I am very excited to bring you a tutorial for Block 5! You can find the paper piecing template for the block here. This template will make an 8″ finished block. This was my favorite block of the series, and I love it because there is so much going on visually.
|Block from My Go-Go Life|
I have my block all finished; I’m on a mission to stay motivated throughout this whole series and make myself a quilt! As you can see by my photo, I’m making 4 of each block. I’m really enjoying the solids with the gray text background.
Even though the New York Beauty Quilt Along doesn’t begin for another 2 weeks, I think I’ve nailed down my fabric choices already. I got a package on Friday from Fabric.com with some pretty Kona solids. I used to buy Kona mixed with other quilting solids from Joann’s, but I have noticed that after a few washes, the Joann’s solids start to get pilly, so unless I am making something that I don’t plan on washing, I probably will only buy Kona from now on.
I’m very excited to announce the New York Beauty Quilt Along! This quilt along is all about paper piecing. If you’ve never done paper piecing before, it might sound a little bit scary, but trust me, you can do it! The quilt along will feature step-by-step photos and instructions for each block by some very talented quilters, to give you the confidence to get off and running!