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Thread: New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

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    Wow finally a paper piecing tute that I understand. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amh View Post

    My mind reverted back to when I sewed garmets and it is similar to putting in a sleeve. For me, I had to get the paper off before it would work for me, but I starched it well and used the stay stitching technique suggested earlier, and pinned it with lots of pins.



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    Garment sewing; yes, I have to admit that I did take the paper off to complete the the curved piece. It was self defense I think. i knew it had to fit so I went back to the basics, something I knew that worked.

    I will keep trying to get some curved seams by PP'ing as I go along. I remind myself that I want this years project to be a "challenge".

    The other thing I am going to do is: Pre-cut all my outer pieces so that's done. I am using all the same dark plum fabric for this.

    I struggled with fabrics for a while. What has to match, what can be scrappy.... if I did scrappy the colors would balance when the block went together. Think kaleidoscope and I moved past trying to organize colors.

    I will pick up more fabrics from the Kansas Troubles line. I am thinking 1/4 yard of ones I like. I have a cathedral windows type of blocks I am doing mostly by hand using the same fabrics.

    Now, where did my rainy days go?
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    Renea you did good.Look at those points. I found that if you put the curved outer pieces on top of the arcs when sewing and pin it works better.
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    Ellen, did you do this without using the PP'ing technique?

    After several attempts, I finally removed the paper from the curved piece and sewed it together.

    You are right about the points, which is what New York Beauty is all about.
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    Well, I finally managed to finish the one block, I guess it can only get better from here. It is a little wonky & don't want to press it with steam until the paper is off later. Name:  P1050711_edited (Small).JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainagade View Post
    Ellen, did you do this without using the PP'ing technique?

    After several attempts, I finally removed the paper from the curved piece and sewed it together.

    You are right about the points, which is what New York Beauty is all about.

    I pp'd the arcs and found I had to remove the paper before sewing to the other pieces
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    Very nice thimblebug
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    Love your block thimblebug. The colours are great together. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thimblebug beautiful block love the colors!

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    amh - - - just beautiful. I'm working on mine too. The #1 block gave me a migraine, so went back to #0. I might have a bazillion of the 0 block in mine. Ya never know - - - - -

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