Monday, March 19, 2012

Not sure it's my thing

Block 0 of the NYB QAL, how hard could it be with a name like that?  Well, I visited a new blog - a good part of the reason for doing QALs if you ask me.... Kim at My Go-Go Life did a great job in her tutorial and I loved the fabrics she used.  There were several tricks I learned so that part was lovely. None the less, I'm just not sure it's my thing.

I thought I'd chosen well with a warm/cool contrast but as the sun went down - which it did, because it took all day - the values seemed sort of blah.  Then came the challenge of sewing the outer and inner background.  The gentle slope of the brilliant Quick Curve Ruler and easy slant when I improv are enjoyable, but this was something else all together.
Still a couple weeks behind and for now, I'm going to aim for two of each block and see how I hold up.

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  1. I am slogging away at the New York Beauty QAL as well! I think you are doing a great job!

  2. Personally, I think the fabrics you chose for this are stunning! But I do completely understand your hesitations! NY Beauties really are something else all together, but you really have to LOVE paper piecing, and I've learned that I don't. Good luck with it!


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