Sunday, April 1, 2012

New York Beauty QAL block #8 and #7

If you never have sewn any New York Beauty block, I'll tell you; ADDICTIVE!
We had 3-4 days of continuous rain this week, which meant no gardening. What was the option?! Snuggle up in front of the sewing machine and get going with two more NYB QAL blocks. Well, snuggle up... exaggerating! If you count all the seams these blocks have, you can imagine how many times I was up and down from the chair - between the sewing machine and the ironing board! Good exercise! :)

The NYB QAL is hosted by Sara from Sew Sweetness and you can read more about the QAL here.

Kati from The Blue Chair has the tutorial for block #8.  
  

Jeni from In Color Order has the tutorial for block #7.
(There's no link yet for the tutorial, since I made the blocks days before the tutorial will be published. The tutorial is due April 2nd).  



For block #7 I have concentrated on more contrast in the arch (is that the right word?). I'm not that very happy about the two 'dark' blocks (#8), but they'll have to do! :) I'm running out of light colors, hopefully I'll get the purchase earliest next week.


 

8 comments:

Hilde said...

Flotte blokker, hadde store planer om å sy slike en gang. Var så inspirert at jeg kjøpte Karen K Stone sitt programm til EQ..... Masse flott ja....
Ha en fin påske

karenfae said...

when it starts getting hotter here I'm sure I will drag out the sewing machine and do some of those blocks - right now though it is too nice outside to sit inside!
Karen

heather said...

You are doing great. I haven't made my block 8 yet.

PJs Lapperier. said...

Superfint!!!

Dirt Lover said...

I continue to be in awe of what you are making! Beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do with all of the blocks when you get the QAL finished.
~~Lori

Karen said...

These are amazing. your sewing is stunning. Beautiful work!

Elzaan said...

Your blocks look great! I am also trying to concentrate on contrast in the blocks. Seems the NYB work best if there is lots of contrast.

Gudveig HN said...

Kjempefine blokker!