Ever since I discovered Michelle's blog, I've been drooling over her 'New York Beauty' quilt! It's gorgeous!!!
Curious to find out 'how did she do that', I was too tempted not to try myself! This is a quilt I definitely will put on my 'bucket' list. If you don't know what a bucket list is (I didn't know...), read this post. :)
I've decided to use batiks for this quilt. I was wondering; 'do I have enough batik for a bed cover quilt', so I dived into my stash... I knew I had bought some blues and pinks, but I had completely forgotten the rest - BLUSH!
Who said I didn't have batiks?! BLUSH - again! A plastic bag full of batiks, but... I would like some more bright colors, so I had to purchase a few yards yellows and reds, and a few more blues - just like I don't have enough blues... It's just that I LOVE blues!
Here's what I've started. (The green is not as 'yellow' as the photo shows). I'll do paper piecing on this part of the blocks.
Darn curves - something I've never done before! Look at all those pins!
Adding it to the paper pieced part.
I've done two blocks - 6 inch square. I have used the same 6 fabrics for both blocks, reversed them for the second block. Isn't it amazing how the choice of fabric placements changes a block completely? The total size of the block - when four 6 inch blocks are sewn together - is 12 inch.
Perhaps I'll make a bed cover - haven't decided yet... These blocks are not done in a jiffy - at least not for me - the 'New York Beauty Newbie'! :))
Working on the Christmas Tree Skirt goes rather slow...
Here I've 'glued' the pieces for the angel and it's ready to be stitched, using blanket stitches.
Actually I stitched two angels (altogether 4) yesterday - after I took the photo.
I've cut out all the small pieces for the manger too, but I have yet to do Joseph's coat - have to find the 'right' fabric! :))