|Block 11 - New York Beauty style|
Block 11 featured both foundation paper piecing and curves. It was a New York beauty style block
I love foundation paper piecing and can tolerate putting curves together, but having to put 5 of them together was long.
I have to admit that the last two were easier, but I also didn't care as much by then! It's a miracle that they came out ok :-)
For the colour choice, since I had quite a bit of the light purple, it got the honour of being the background colour. The other pieces were added, mostly based on the size of scraps I had. I did deviate from Alida's two blocks by using the Block 1 pattern piece for the bottom curve, while the rest is from the Block 2 pattern.
I had originally thought of making both blocks but after the curves of this one, I was done!!!
|Block 11 - foundation paper pieced and lots of curves|
I have to make a label before Friday for my Sergeant Sesquicentennial wall quilt (and here I was hoping that I would never have to write that 150 word again!)
Each year I donate a small quilt to our Workplace Charity Campaign. This year, the Sergeant is it!When I was getting him ready to take to work, I realized that it didn't have a label.
I'll be making a 3" foundation paper pieced block that is a variation of the maple leaf. I can either make the leaf in a light colour so that I can print within it and have a colourful border, or I can make the leaf in one of the Canada 150 fabrics and just add a piece to the block to print on. I guess it will depend on what fabric I find first!
I just want to mention that I get many of my 3" foundation paper piecing patterns through the Quilting on the Square newsletter. (See Related Links)
Update: I just finished the quilt label and quilt sleeve. It's all ready for the auction - and that's a project crossed off my To-do Tuesday list!
What I learned
- One or two curves is fine - 4 is excessive!
- My curves did get better by the fourth one, even if by then I didn't care much about accuracy.
- I've had a great time making Alida's blocks in her QAL. It hasn't always been easy to get it done within the month, but I'm quite happy that I managed it.
- I haven't decided how I'm going to sash and finish the quilt yet. There is no hurry since I still haven't found my first three blocks yet!
Linking Parties: I'm linking up to the last link-up of Alida's Growing up QAL. Come see all of the amazing blocks! I will also be linking up to To-do Tuesday. It's nice having a little goal for my week :-) I am also linking up to these great linking parties. Check them out! Linky Tuesday, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers #100, Needle & Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?, MOP Monday,