Archive for January 2016

New York Beauty

My blog has been dead silent for a couple years, but my quilting/designing endeavors have not stopped. This year, I will try to post more about my ongoing quilt projects and pattern designs.

Lately, I have been pretty obsessed with New York Beauty patterns that I've been noticing online. I pieced a compass pattern before, but admittedly curve piecing is super intimidating.
I started drawing a couple variations of New York Beauty and finally convinced myself to give curve piecing a go. These are drawings of New York Beauty patterns I came up with.

I started with a simpler pattern (one with a lot less triangles). 

I did get a bit frustrated with my sewing machine when trying to match points. I ended up piecing by hand and it worked out a lot better. I love my final pot-holder with scrappy binding. Here are the photos of my second pot-holder. My cat was keeping me company for a while. 

It will take me some more practice to get points to match perfectly, but I'm happy with the overall results. I do want to make a bigger versions of these because, like I said before, I am obsessed with New York Beauty!

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