Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New York Beauty blocks #3 and #4

I'm just back home after a wonderful 1 hour+ fast walk together with one of our dogs. The morning was a bit crisp - if I can say so during the Mauritian tropical summer. I'm an early bird, so out we went at 05:30 a.m. Sunrise, and the sky was so pretty blue and pink. This was the first day out after some 3-4 mornings when it has been raining cats and dogs when we were ready to go out. The path was a bit muddy, but that doesn't really matter; out is out! :) 
Update: I wrote this draft in the morning, but then decided to do some gardening. I spent about 4 hours in the garden and was able to do more than I expected! Feels good! :)
We had lots of rain Sunday morning, so what felt better than to snuggle up in front of the sewing machine to finish more NY Beauty blocks. See my previous post.
This is block #3.
The tutorial is by Katy at 'The Littlest Thistle' - click here. What I noticed now after looking at the tutorial (I didn't do so while sewing), is that two of the center pieces should have been inverted! :( When I sewed them together, I had the feeling something was wrong, but couldn't figure out what and I was too lazy putting on the computer to verify. Oh well.. the blocks are not sewn together, so perhaps I'll redo two of them - it all depends on how I'm placing all the blocks in the quilt...

...and block #4.
This block has Lee from 'Freshly Pieced' tutorial. Click here.

As you can see, I'm making 4 of each blocks. Last night I made one from the next block, was 'interrupted' by gardening earlier today, so perhaps I'll sew more tonight - if I'm not dead tired after all the exercise today! :))



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a nice walk in the morning is always so nice! love the NYB blocks

InGa said...

Du er virkelig aktiv om dagen.
Jeg beundrer de som er så spreke på morgenen. Tenk alt du får gjort mens jeg fortsatt ligger og sover.
:-) Din blokk ser riktig fine ut.
Gleder meg til å se alle samlet.
Hilsen fra et hvitt Skåne. (-4)

Carrie P. said...

came by to check how you were doing on your UFOs and I see some progress. Those blocks are fabulous. Keep up the good work.

ria vogelzang said...

Those are just such lovely blocks!!
Great fabric-choice too!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good on you for getting up so early Astrid! Great blocks Astrid...you can't really notice!

Elzaan said...

Lovely Blocks! You are using the contrasting fabrics well.
I hope you have a lovely fairy garden now and a very happy dog :)

Karen said...

These blocks are looking great.

Lynette said...

Your New York Beauties look marvelous!