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Thread: New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

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    Super Member Anael's Avatar
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    Thank you all for your nice comments on my Sylvia block!

    @SulaBug: no, it's not a Rhonda pattern, it's a block from the Jennifer Chiaverini's Sylvia's Bridal Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts. It took quite some time because of all the small pieces. Not to mention me sewing things the wrong way so I had to unsew a few times
    @Judy: yes, I counted 69, I think I never made an 6" block before with that many pieces!
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    I'm still waiting for an order of light colored Batiks to get to my house for my current pp project. I called Handcock of Paducah to check on the status and was told their cutters were "very busy" and it won't get mailed out until Monday or Tuesday. The waiting is driving me nuts.
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    Anael, your block is beautiful! I have the book and did a few but have never followed through. Seeing your's makes me want to get my act together and make some more. I think I need to get some organizing done in my life! I have too many irons in the fire!
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    Thank you sunrise. I think you should follow through. Once finished it will be an accomplishment and you'll be happy you did it. Some are really hard to do but most of them are quite easy.
    Don't start on organizing, I need to do that too. I have so many projects I keep forgetting some
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    Okay kristen0112,
    You may just have me hooked into doing this...and I thought after I finished all 24 of the NYB blocks and 120 pinwheels on my Christmas Pickle quilt that I was done with those for a looooong time...lol...okay, now I am going to admit something, because it just goes to show you learn something new every day....I posted over on my Christmas Pickle quilt thread about how hard it was to square up my blocks because the paper-pieced part seemed to shrink after I put on the arcs...well, I clicked on your link above on how to make a NYB block...it seems that I should have left the paper on the back of the fabric of the paper-pieced units until I had ALL the arc pieces on...well, I took the paper off as soon as they were pieced, and then added all the arcs!! I am laughing so hard at myself!!! Its a wonder the quilt turned out semi- ok..... So, thank you, thank you, thank you for that link!!
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    I have long wanted to do this, but curved piecing just scares me!@

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiffie2413 View Post
    Okay kristen0112,
    You may just have me hooked into doing this...and I thought after I finished all 24 of the NYB blocks and 120 pinwheels on my Christmas Pickle quilt that I was done with those for a looooong time...lol...okay, now I am going to admit something, because it just goes to show you learn something new every day....I posted over on my Christmas Pickle quilt thread about how hard it was to square up my blocks because the paper-pieced part seemed to shrink after I put on the arcs...well, I clicked on your link above on how to make a NYB block...it seems that I should have left the paper on the back of the fabric of the paper-pieced units until I had ALL the arc pieces on...well, I took the paper off as soon as they were pieced, and then added all the arcs!! I am laughing so hard at myself!!! Its a wonder the quilt turned out semi- ok..... So, thank you, thank you, thank you for that link!!
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    Kif
    This block definitely has a learning curve, but it's a stunning block. I am glad the links were helpful and I hope to see you blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluelady View Post
    I have long wanted to do this, but curved piecing just scares me!@
    Curved piecing can be challenging and if you join the quilt along you'll most likely become a pro!. I have found what works best for me is to stay stitch along the joining pieces seam line and clip along up to this seam line (if you've done clothing construction i.e. setting a shelve) and I use lots of pins.

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    I just finished a drunkard's path a couple of months ago, and here are my notes on curved piecing:
    1. Clipping curves and pinning works great, but takes the most time. Stay stitching was not necessary for these small pieces.
    2. Some people can sew the curves without pinning at all. I am not one of them.
    3. Creasing opposing parts to mark the centers for pinning was essential.
    5. Pinning centers, ends, and the middles worked great for me.
    6. Stilettos are essential tools.
    7. Your mileage may vary.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    I just finished a drunkard's path a couple of months ago, and here are my notes on curved piecing:
    1. Clipping curves and pinning works great, but takes the most time. Stay stitching was not necessary for these small pieces.
    2. Some people can sew the curves without pinning at all. I am not one of them.
    3. Creasing opposing parts to mark the centers for pinning was essential.
    5. Pinning centers, ends, and the middles worked great for me.
    6. Stilettos are essential tools.
    7. Your mileage may vary.
    And, as I embarrassingly admitted above...after making 24 NYB blocks for a quilt without doing it....leave the paper on the back of the paper-pieced part until you have the curved pieces on and the whole block finished!!
    Kif
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