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Thread: New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

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    Well, I am jumping in with both feet! I'd just love to join y'all in doing this beautiful project. Paper piecing is kinda new to me as is the curve sewing but darn it, I'm in. Have been working on "block 0" and noticed my one inch size is a bit smaller than an inch. I'm in a tizzy as to whether I should start over again...... Hmmm, will figure this out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet View Post
    Well, I am jumping in with both feet! I'd just love to join y'all in doing this beautiful project. Paper piecing is kinda new to me as is the curve sewing but darn it, I'm in. Have been working on "block 0" and noticed my one inch size is a bit smaller than an inch. I'm in a tizzy as to whether I should start over again...... Hmmm, will figure this out soon.
    It will be fine as long as when you print off the other blocks the one inch size is the same as on block 0. Your final project will be slightly smaller, but your blocks will all fit together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet View Post
    Well, I am jumping in with both feet! I'd just love to join y'all in doing this beautiful project. Paper piecing is kinda new to me as is the curve sewing but darn it, I'm in. Have been working on "block 0" and noticed my one inch size is a bit smaller than an inch. I'm in a tizzy as to whether I should start over again...... Hmmm, will figure this out soon.
    Welcome! Can't wait to see your blocks :-)

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    A couple of you have said you've had issues with the curved piecing. I took some pictures I hope that they help. They show the stitched seam allowance, the clipping of the seam allowance, marking the pieces by folding in half (for alignment) and using LOTS of pins. I also will sometimes split the paper when needed for aligning the pieces together.
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    Thank you Kristen. These pictures are very helpful.
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    WOW, those pictures are going to help a lot!

    (PS. Decided to re-print the couple of blocks to get my true inch so I am starting over )

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    OH CRAP! I forgot about this thread and me wanting to do this! I want to do so much I cant keep up! SOOOOooo
    I guess I'll be playing catch up this weekend! Love the blocks shared so far.
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    Oh you stitch the seam allowance! I never thought of that! When I'm ready to start these blocks I will try that. Thanks Kristen!
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    SulaBug, I really like the ones you've done.

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    Sustraley, It gets much easier. You did well on those.

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    When I find a downloadable pattern that I like, I download it right away. They have a tendency to go away.

    Now that I've gone through the whole thread, what I have to say is WOW! everyone is doing a great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    SulaBug, I really like the ones you've done.
    Thank you QM for the nice compliment about my blocks. I love to paper piece & they have been really fun to do. I have already started on my third pattern for November. So far I have three of them made!! When you posted your smaller NYB piece of work, you really inspired me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Oh you stitch the seam allowance! I never thought of that! When I'm ready to start these blocks I will try that. Thanks Kristen!
    It really helps :-) how is your other project coming along?

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    Finally, my life has settled down a little bit. Car accident, car totalled. Good news is, I'm just fine. It has, however, been busy what with working, dealing with all the red tape of an accident, etc. etc.. I now have another vehicle, thank goodness -- taking the bus for 3 hours a day to get to and from work was somewhat annoying -- caught up on some reading though. My sanity breaks consisted of laying out the NYB blocks and sewing for a few minutes every day. Caressing fabric does have a calming effect. It's that or Valium, and I prefer fabric.

    As I was sewing Block one together, I really didn't think that I liked the blocks, but they were all cut out, so I forged ahead, and when they were all together I was really quite happy with them. I made 5 of them, because I am going to make a quilt 6 block by 7 block quilt, so I need to make 5 of two of the blocks.

    Here's the photos. One is the combination of Block Zero and Block One, and the other is Block One.
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    WOW!! I love your blocks set together this way. All of your colors are so pretty. It looks like you have been having fun making these beauties. Keep up the good work!!



    Quote Originally Posted by amh View Post
    Finally, my life has settled down a little bit. Car accident, car totalled. Good news is, I'm just fine. It has, however, been busy what with working, dealing with all the red tape of an accident, etc. etc.. I now have another vehicle, thank goodness -- taking the bus for 3 hours a day to get to and from work was somewhat annoying -- caught up on some reading though. My sanity breaks consisted of laying out the NYB blocks and sewing for a few minutes every day. Caressing fabric does have a calming effect. It's that or Valium, and I prefer fabric.

    As I was sewing Block one together, I really didn't think that I liked the blocks, but they were all cut out, so I forged ahead, and when they were all together I was really quite happy with them. I made 5 of them, because I am going to make a quilt 6 block by 7 block quilt, so I need to make 5 of two of the blocks.

    Here's the photos. One is the combination of Block Zero and Block One, and the other is Block One.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    AMH - so glad things are settling down and that you weren't hurt badly in the car accident! I LOVE your blocks they are beautiful! Thank you for sharing

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    Your blocks do look GREAT!! Are they batiks?

    I haven't done any actual sewing lately. But I am getting my vintage Singer machine to sew!! I am working on the tensions to get the stitches just right.
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    Yummy New York beauties!
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    Wow looking at these blocks is killing me. They are all so pretty. I absolutely can't let myself start anything else until I finish a few things. My baby quilt just needs binding. I made a tetris quilt it just needs a label and I am only 2 behind now on my paper pieced stars. I should be able to start soon. Can't wait. A New York beauty has been on my list for some time.

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    Thanks for the compliments. I'm really glad that I decided to piece along with some of you. Someone asked if the fabric was batiks. Yes, most of the fabrics are batiks. I had quit afew batik fat quarters from some project that never got started. I hope to use this as a stash buster, but it is possible I may have to purchase a few pieces.

    I'm finding the blocks a challenge, as I don't paper piece very much, but I like the results. NYB is one of my favorite patterns. The last one I made it was the same block for the entire quilt, and it turned out very pretty, but I like the challenge of all the different blocks.

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    Those look great...good job.
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    AMH, those look great...good job.
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    I'm still practising I found a video on youtube that made perfect sense I think I'll be ok now. I really am a visual learner.
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    I've spent some time watching video's on YouTube as well. One always learns tricks from others. I don't do much paper piecing, but have found this group is a good resource. The quilters here are willing to share. Can't wait to see photos.

    amh

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    I am going to the LQS today to pick up a couple of FQ and hope to start next week. I am planning on using my stash for most of this. I am finishing up the 50 paper pieced stars project on here and also used my stash for that. I am low on purple and greens so I will buy a couple of each. I have banned myself from fabric stores for a while because my stash is getting out of control. Beautiful work everyone. I check here almost every day to see all of the pretty blocks.
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