Sunday, February 26, 2012

new york beauty quilt along

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!
New York Beauty block from Kati of From the Blue Chair
We will be working with 10 New York Beauty blocks, and you can get a preview of the blocks here. Each block instruction makes one 8" x 8" block (as shown in the graphics); you can either assemble 4 of the same block to make one large 15.5" x 15.5" block (as pictured above), or you can mix and match to make something beautiful! Here are the approximate fabric requirements if you are planning on making all ten 8" x 8" blocks: - 10 fat eighths for main fabrics (or 5 fat quarters or scrap fabric) - 1-1/2 yards background fabric
And here is the schedule for the block tutorials:
March 5 - Kim from My Go-Go Life {Block 0}
March 12 - Sara from Sew Sweetness {Block 5}
March 19 - Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations (Block 1}
March 26 - Kati from From the Blue Chair {Block 8}
April 2 - Jeni from In Color Order {Block 7}
April 9 - Amy from Sukie Don't You Know Who I Am? {Block 6}
April 16 - Katy from The Littlest Thistle {Block 3}
April 23 - Lee from Freshly Pieced {Block 4}
April 30 - Amy from amylouwho {Block 2}
May 7 - Lindsay from Lindsay Sews {Block 9}

 If you are thinking about participating, please join the Flickr Group! We'll be sharing fabric choices and help along the way!

(This announcement brought to you by Sara of Sew Sweetness!)

6 crafty mcCrafters commented: said...

Looks lovely! I can't wait to see how you put together your tutorial!

xoxo Kim

Cathy said...

Oh WOW!! I love New York Beauty blocks, and have always wanted to do a quilt out of them. This will give me the push to do it. So much fun. Can't wait to get started!!

Rebecca Grace said...

I am absolutely wracked with quilter's envy and anguish -- I have wanted to do a New York Beauty ever since I first saw a picture of one, but I'm still mired in the midst of my Drunkard's Path quilt. I know you ladies quilt at the speed of lightning while I'm quilting at the speed of, um, Evolution, so there's no way I'll be joining in this quilt along, but I'll be following your progress from the sidelines, and taking notes!

Jeener said...

What an exciting quilt along! I cannot wait for it to start. I have to admit I have not even thought about a NYB quilt because I am as afraid of botching the color selection as I am of botching the points. I don't want to make an ugly one because there are so many awesome examples of NYB quilts. Can you give some pointers on choosing fabric colors?

Shannon said...

I really want to super-size the block you show here into a quilt... something like a 5 foot square, but I don't think I have that much paper in all the house. Sad.

Michele said...

I honestly don't have the time to join in on this but I will be very interested to see what others come up with.