Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday #1

I like putting a #1 in my title, because in a little way it implies I only have one WIP (or maybe it means one of many...). I wish one WIP was the case, but sadly it's not. My inability to finish anything hit somwhere in primary school and hasn't gone away some 30 years later. So I have many, many works in progress - and we've only just met, so I'm not about to disclose the actual number to you just yet ;).

Instead I'm just going to focus on one of the WIPs that is forefront in my mind at the moment - my New York Beauty paper piecing.

I've been quilting for years (about 17 in case you're wondering, but trying to remember exactly is like trying to remember how old I am), but the thought of paper piecing always kind of freaked me out. So this year, I made learning how to paper piece one of my quilting goals. And after reading up a little bit and trying out a test block with disastrous results, I decided I wanted to make a New York Beauty quilt. Cos there's nothing like jumping in with both feet and hoping for the best....

Anyhow, I started following the NY Beauty quilt along over at Sew Sweetness ... and then I got busy and lost track of the weeks and now I have 2 blocks done, one close to about half finished and seven to go - so I really need to get cracking on this baby since I have other paper piecing projects I'm itching to get on with.

So here's my progress with these blocks. The vision is bright colours, using Sketch by Timeless Treasures for the centres, black for the background and lots and lots of scraps for the points. So far I'm loving how they're coming together.

 So not as completed as I thought!!




Linking up with WIP Wednesday

10 comments:

  1. I dont think there is anything wrong with jumping in with both feet - I do it all the time!

    I think the green block is my favorite. I am still working on my NYB blocks.

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  2. I love NYB blocks and yours are beautiful! It is definitely on my list of things to do!

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  3. I love these blocks: I can't decide if the yellow or the green is my favorite!

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  4. Your NYB blocks are just gorgeous and you were describing sewers ADD - I also have it ;-)

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  5. Your NYB blocks are beautiful, love those bright colors against the black! I have the same issue with finishes. I usually get about 1/2 way and then take a very, very long break! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  6. I'm loving these blocks! It's going to be such a gorgeous quilt when it's finished!

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  7. Wow - That yellow is really stunning. :)

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  8. LOVE it!! I love all the colors together!!! And I love the black background!

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  9. Jane these blocks are seriously intimidating - they look very complicated especially those tiny triangles. Gorgeous though.

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  10. Beautiful!! I love the colours - so fresh.

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