It’s that time of the year again! Another round of the Flickr Doll Quilt Swap is underway. I decided to skip the last round since the send out dates were in early August and my baby was due around the same time. This time there is no impending baby to get in my way of quilting! Actually he still impedes my sewing time but that’s ok. I love those baby giggles.
After seeing a bunch of “New York Beauty” blocks floating around Flickr I decided to give it a try. I’m still pretty new to the whole paper piecing thing but I’m loving how accurate the blocks turn out. Especially all those sharp little points. I only messed up once when I accidentally cut off too much seam allowance.
It does take me a super long time to finish a block but I kind of like the whole process. This 1 block took me several evenings to finish. I only get to work on it in short few minute sessions so it’s hard to say how long it actually took to finish the block.
I decided to have a little fun with the block in Photoshop. In a matter of minutes I had this lovely layout. If only quilting was as quick as Photoshop!
I really like this layout and can just imagine the quilting possibilities for that empty spot in the middle.