Showing posts with label New York Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New York Beauty. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

What's on Your Bucket List?

I've been enjoying reading all the comments on my blog hop post.  I've found some new additions to my own quilting bucket list, and it's really interesting seeing what other quilters have on their list of quilts to do someday.

So far the number one quilt is New York Beauty.  I've never made an entire quilt by myself in this pattern, but I did do blocks for one of my Quilt Guild raffle quilts.  Here are the arcs -

And the completed blocks -
I wish I could find a picture of the completed quilt, it was lovely!  I've participated in making the yearly raffle quilt for the guild and it's always fun.  This was one of my favorites.  I used a single block on the back of a self portrait quilt I made back when I first started blogging.
You can read the rest of the post HERE if you like.

Make sure you keep hopping along with the New Beginnings blog hop!  The Island Batik Ambassadors have made some great projects to share with you.

Wednesday, January 11 – Drizzle
Webster Quilt
Thursday, January 12 – Fifi and Fido + Happy Hounds
Mary Mack Made Mine
Quilting Affection

Monday, September 11, 2006


I think that a lot of us today are a little lost in memories of the awful attack 5 years ago. I've seen a lot of quilts made to document this event in our lives, but as of yet I have not made one. But September 11 is a day that will not be forgotten for the rest of my life. I don't know how it could be forgotten by anybody who like me, was not an eyewitness, but witnessed it through television and other media. The shock and disbelief that I felt watching the unending news reports will always be with me. I am always grateful that my family is safe, and I can hug them and laugh with them. I am thankful that God has blessed me so abundantly with people that love me and that I love, and that He watches over us all of our lives, even in scary, sad, and trying times.

My daughter and her husband came for the weekend. She has been learning to sew again, so I gave her one of my old machines and have been helping her. So much fun - her dad says I am corrupting her. She made a lot of little bags this weekend and I finished two baby quilt tops. I still have blocks cut for at least two more, and one needs to be quilted for the show this weekend. We went to JoAnn's and bought her some more sewing supplies, she got a rotary cutter and mat set, and I bought her a ruler.

Here's a picture of my completed New York Beauty blocks. We will be meeting at the end of September to decide how to set them together - we made 60 blocks all together. I'm excited to see how this quilt will come out. I'm not sure who the ticket chairman is, but I'm sure they'll do well with this one. I love the way the background is split, just something a little different.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

New York Beauties

My mission this week is to complete 10 New York Beauty Blocks for the 2007 raffle quilt. I have had 2 months to work on this, but the adreneline junkie that I am refused to work on them until now, when I have only 1 week to finish them! So far I have half of the arcs pieced so I am doing well. My plan is to finish the remaining 5 arcs today, sew all the background pieces on Wednesday, the 1 inch arc sections on thurs, and the small center pie sections on Fri. Then I can take them to Toni on Saturday. They are coming out very well so far - of course the batiks are beautiful. This is going to be a very colorful quilt, and I am sure we will sell lots of raffle tickets for this one!

I was excited to have someone buy Nova Nouvelle yesterday! I hope the quilt brings her a lot of joy. It is a beautiful quilt and I am happy for it to go to a new home. Now I really can make a new one with a clear conscience! Now to figure out colors - maybe some nice blues and purples.

Last but not least, I mailed out my entry for the Pacific International Quilt Festival today! In one month I will know. In the meantime I am going to try to forget about it and just stay busy sewing. I have some curtains to work on this week, and a couple of items to be mended. Not to mention the tote bags I have been creating - more on those later!