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Thread: New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

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    My Block 0

    I finally said, "that is it, I am spending the day in my sewing room". It was one of those nasty, rainy, windy PNW days with the fireplace going and homemade bread in the oven.

    I am not a PP'er so there was a learning curve here. I watched the video and took notes.
    I was really excited when I did the center of the block. It sewed up quickly. Rippit only came out once because I did not get my lights and darks in the right order..

    Then I did the center, rip rip rippit! My fabric folded over so many times and got in the way. It included some tucks too. I started pinning the excess fabric to hold it out of the way. That worked for me.

    Then I did the outside, my dark fabric. It is two pieces and I sewed the narrow ends together, sewed it to the block, pressed it. Shhheessshh rip rip rippit! A few more times too! Oh dear, who folded that fabric over?? rip rip rippit!

    The entire afternoon was spent doing ONE block as the rain streamed down my windows. I was thinking this was going to take me forever I am thankful we are not making a block for December, or are we? I will need the catch up month.

    Now only 1 block 0 is completely done it is 4 pm DH is hungry....but wait...I loved doing this challenge. So back to my sewing room and I now have centers done to the other 3 block 0's. Maybe it took me 30 minutes to complete this. I think I have the concept down now.

    I love that all my points are there! Precision with the PP'ing is terrific.

    If anyone wants to leave me some pointers on attaching the other pieces please do.

    More PNW weather for today, so back to the sewing room I go.
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    Rainagade I really like your block, and never even thought about doing really scrappy like you did, really like that concept. I have no trouble with the pp, but I do have trouble with the curving. And just like you I spent hours trying to adjust my stitching so it would look decent----so I have decided to go with the appli-curve method by Elaine Waldschmitt. She has a book out called "Appli-Curves-Traditional Quilts with Easy No-Sew Curves. It made my life easier in getting this done, and I still get the same results the spiked points and fun arranging the blocks. So I am pleased with my result. They now lay flat and no puckers.

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    Rainagade: I love your block. I, too, did not think of using different fabrics so it is really scrappy. I'm going to try that one. Thanks for the idea. Sewing curves is also a challenge for me, but look back in the posts as curve sewing instructions and helpful hints are also posted with it. Loved the recounting of your day. It sounded so very frustrating, but the ending was wonderful to hear.

    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.

    These are fun blocks, and they are so precise. I'm beginning to love the technique.

    amh

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    Rainagade - keep up the good work they will get easier the more you do them the easier they get. Home made bread sounds wonderful. And your block looks great!

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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.
    Renea

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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.

    amh

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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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    I am running behind on my blocks. I only have one of #1 done so far. But October is not over yet. I spent twice as much time trying to choose my materials so the colors blend well. I really like how my first #1 block looks. I just hope my overall works well. I stopped by my Wal-mart to look for some flannel for another WIP and found some pretty stuff on sale. So I bought a few more yards of material I hope will blend well with what I have. Fun times ya'll! I will try to take and post pictures when I have finished my #1 blocks. I have enjoyed seeing the ones that have posted so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
    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 - - - - -

    Jane
    Thanks Jane. I have made a NYB with all the same block previously and really like it, so if you have a bazillion of 0 block it will still be beautiful.

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    Hi all. Well it took me the better part of today to work on my blocks. I took the suggestion of 'someone' previously in this thread and for block #1, I cut out enough to make 5 blocks. Good thing too, because one of em is wonkie! I am simply thrilled that I am up to date on this, yea! Pictures to come after I tackle that learning curve.....

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    I love the greens and browns in your block! Are you taking these colors all through the quilt?
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    My block1 of NYB

    Today was a laid back rainy day! I brought my sewing machine, iron, and fabrics into the kitchen using the breakfast bar for sewing so I could enjoy the fireplace.

    I had a few of my basket blocks to catch up in for another BOM. After doing those I brought out my NYB.
    You should of seen DH's face when I had all the counters covered with fabrics. I put this combination with that one and back and forth before I made my decision.

    Teal was the color for this block. I have attached the photo, this is Block 1, and the only one I have finished.
    I was amazed at how complex it was and was intimidated. I went into Ripit ripit mode twice. The first time was because I did not put right sides together, the second was smoothing out the curve. The curve gets me everytime.

    I still messed up where I wanted which fabrics on the points but if I don't tell, you won't know, right?

    Even though there is more piecing in this block I did it! 3 more to go.
    Time to run, time to cook up some comfort food for dinner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainagade View Post
    Today was a laid back rainy day! I brought my sewing machine, iron, and fabrics into the kitchen using the breakfast bar for sewing so I could enjoy the fireplace.

    I had a few of my basket blocks to catch up in for another BOM. After doing those I brought out my NYB.
    You should of seen DH's face when I had all the counters covered with fabrics. I put this combination with that one and back and forth before I made my decision.

    Teal was the color for this block. I have attached the photo, this is Block 1, and the only one I have finished.
    I was amazed at how complex it was and was intimidated. I went into Ripit ripit mode twice. The first time was because I did not put right sides together, the second was smoothing out the curve. The curve gets me everytime.

    I still messed up where I wanted which fabrics on the points but if I don't tell, you won't know, right?

    Even though there is more piecing in this block I did it! 3 more to go.
    Time to run, time to cook up some comfort food for dinner.
    Really pretty! Love your colors

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    Renea...........your block turned out absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to see more of your work.
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    Holy Cow! I just found this thread and I'm in!!! Need to get the first two done to catch up!!!

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    Your fabrics look great!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellenmg View Post
    Holy Cow! I just found this thread and I'm in!!! Need to get the first two done to catch up!!!
    Hey, block 0 was for October, Block 1 for November so you are right on schedule until Thursday....

    thanks for the compliments. You have no idea how much i appreciate them. So Thank you, thank you.

    I remember PP'ing a block many years ago and could not understand it.
    Now I find that PP'ing the sections with all the points are the easiest. Those curves still get the best of me.
    This is my first PP'ing project and I think I have it now. I have wanted to make a NYB forever.
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    Renea

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