Wednesday, February 15, 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



Sew Sweetness

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 2}
April 23 - Lee from Freshly Pieced {Block 4}
April 30 - Amy from Amy Lou Who {Block 3}
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!

So...are you game?! Grab a button and we'll see you on March 5th for the first block of the series!!



{stolen from Sara's page, LOVE YA Sara!!!!}

8 comments :

Laura said...

Wow, this looks amazing Kim!

Katy Cameron said...

I shall see you there! Just as soon as I've stopped freaking now I've seen everyone else that's taking part lol

Taryn said...

Oooh I know I shouldn't join another thing, but this looks too good to pass up! I'm excited to try paper piecing!

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like fun!

Michelle C said...

I've never joined a quilt-a-long, but I've long admired this pattern. Do we need to buy a pattern? I'm [potentially] in!

Mary Anne Drury said...

I've always wanted to learn how to make this block ! Do I dare jump in ? ..... maybe ...... probably ..... I really, really , REALLY wanna !!!!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Oooooh, how fantastic! I've been wanting to try these blocks for ages and this looks like so much fun!

I'm trying not to bite off more than I can chew with quiltalongs, but when it's for something that's already on my to do list for this year then it's a match made in heaven!

Anonymous said...

I want to participate. I joined the Flickr group. I noticed it says to "grab a button". Dumb question... what is a button???

Kay Lemieux
Ontario, Canada

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