Sunday, September 27, 2009

some results from the class.....

Now prepare yourself, my New York Beauty isn't going to look anything like the previous blog post pic! I have used batiks, but I'm going to be adventurous and wander off down another pathway.
I still didn't get many (3) pics, as I was concentrating so hard on my stitching!

Here are the first 3 blocks produced by the girls in the class (there were only 4 of us).
My block is the one on the top, (bit of a crappy pic, sorry about that).

And here are my 4 finished middle blocks. There are a few discrepancies, but
nothing I can't quilt over. Perfect points tho!
I used a lot of black in a quilt I made at the end of last year, and swore I wouldn't use
it again, as I find it really hard to sew, black thread on black cotton. (note to self: perhaps I need stronger glasses!)
Anyway, just thought it made the colours pop more. The blocks are quite large at 10 1/2" each, and I will need to do quite a few
more spikes to go around the black, but I'm not going to get this
finished until university finishes. But at least I now know how to
do foundation piecing now!

What have you been doing over the weekend?
Have a good week everyone,
Carole ;)


Deb said...

WAHOO..... Carole it looks amazing. Well done you!!

Joy said...

Yay for you Carole, I'm SO impressed!!! New York Beauty is one of my fave blocks but I haven't been game to tackle one yet.
Yours look fabulous!!!
Joy :o)

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Those blocks are INCREDIBLE!!!

Doreen K. said...

How exciting. They look fantastic to me. I would love to take a class on NY Beauty. You are so very lucky. Love what you have done.

Dotti said...

Your blocks already have an amazing combination of drama, color, and texture. These blocks are such fun to look at. I think you need to ask your teacher if she would develope an "on-line" class. She sure has an interesting take on the NY Beauty block and I am already in line!

Jennifer said...

Looks great! Foundation piecing is the only way to go for this block - I did a class with Donna Ward from Hamilton a few years ago, her technique is very easy.

Threadhead said...

This is beautiful! I have a pattern to do this and haven't yet but I can't wait to try! It's gorgeous!

Nathalie Thompson said...

What a HAPPY, EXUBERANT design! You just can't have a bad day when the sun is shining!