Monday, July 16, 2012

New York Beauty ......

I have spent the weekend concentrating on my New York Beauty project which is Foundation Paper Pieced....
This was started as a Quilt A Long which I didn't manage to keep up with 


Block 6's tutorial found HERE


Block 7's tutorial found HERE


Block 8's tutorial found HERE

A quick shuffle of the blocks so far......


.... a bit of Colourful Chaos ......

All the block patterns are found HERE

The other blocks can be found in THIS post and THIS post... and the links to their tutorials

I'm up to 298 pieces in this one!!

Of course I still need to do some handsewing in the evenings and I have caught up on the Home Sweet Home Penny Rug by Melody


I did make a change to the little snowman Melody did - up here where I live in Queensland we don't get snow... in fact I have only seen snow one visit to the UK.... and this is what happened......


Grandiboy had to go in the blizzard with Nana


Thanks Melody.... the patterns are in her side bar if you would like...never too late!

My daughter likes to give me a challenge every now and then.... this is her latest
(not sure where she found this picture but I love it)


no... I'm not going to try that one but isn't it a lot of fun?  It does make me wish I knew something about upholstery....

Righto.... Gotto Go... there are still 4 more sets of blocks... but I'll give it a bit of a break now

31 comments:

  1. Love your New York Beauty blocks. They are stunning. The penny rug looks great. Love that couch. Certainly would cheer a room up. :) Hugs,

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  2. wow and double whow Fiona those blocks look so hard,well done and your penny rug is so cute,love the pic of you in the snow.xx

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  3. The Penny Rug is coming long beautifully...and of course the NYB's are fantastic. Well worth the effort! Cheers :)

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  4. Your NY Beauties really are beauties. They look amazing. All that work!!!
    Absolutely love your snow photo!
    Glad to have a snow experience but happy not to have it on a regular basis.
    And I think the couch pic is amazing!

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  5. You really made some beautiful blocks and love how you are doing your penny rug.

    Debbie

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  6. We may not know anything about upholstery but I bet we all have enough fabric in our stash for that couch project! It's gorgeous. Your NYB blocks look good - so much detail and colour.

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  7. Your New York Beauty is going to be very bright and cheerful - just like that fun couch.
    Enjoy playing with those colours.

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  8. Your blocks are a credit to you Bubz...well done....live the lounge..

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  9. love your colourful chaos Fiona ... these blocks are on the 'to do .. one day' list ....

    good for you for getting them done .. they are lovely ...

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  10. Those NY blocks are gorgeous! I love all the colors you've combined! And your penny rug is so sweet! I love those Autumn leaves falling off the tree! Isn't snow fun! I love it!

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  11. Those NYB are great - so colourful - mm I could leave the lounge though.

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  12. You could do it...and you could even stitch little designs all over it!

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  13. Hello Fiona,

    Oh that lounge is amazing, had to smile at your frozen grandson. Amazing colours in your blocks. Have fun with them.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  14. Your version of Melody's project is lovely. I'm not making one because I thought I don't have time but now that I see it ..... Oh well. The New York Beauty blocks are colourful and lovely too.

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  15. You could have some fun with the layout of those blocks, it's going to be a stunning quilt. Well worth persevering with it

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  16. Your NYB are wonderful...great job. I need to great my penny rug back out again have fallen behind since being away.
    Hugs Tanya

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  17. Your New York Beauty blocks are amazing. I love the colors and the Quilt is looking great.Well done!!!

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  18. Those New York Beauty blocks are coming along splendidly Fiona :) you are ahead of me in Melody's penny rug project, but I'm hoping to catch up soon. Have. Lovely week.

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  19. Oh Wow... so much glorious colour in this post. Your NY Beauty blocks are just amazing. Love the intricate pieces and all that colour. Your penny rug is coming along so nicely ... I will have to think about the snowman too....
    Just LOVE that lounge. Wonder what my husband would think of it in our place he he....

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  20. your blocks are just amazing. So much piecing! Your barn looks gorgeous. Your grandie's face is priceless, I can imagine what he is thinking.
    Great couch!

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  21. Amazing blocks, so much colour, they look really hard though and so many. Love the couch too, very bold.

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  22. That settee is the same as mine! Nooo not the fabric, the design, mine needs upholstering but I don't know how to do it either! Can't believe you don't get snow, think we will have to emigrate. Hugs x

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  23. Your New York Beauty is beautiful! I'd love to try my hand at one of these someday. Not anytime soon though I think! LOL

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  24. Wow, the penny rug is lovely but the NY Beauty blocks are just amazing!

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  25. WOW!!!!!!! Your NYB blocks look fabulous in those colours.
    The Penny Rug is looking great too.
    You can go play in the snow in Victoria. It is lots of fun...

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  26. *SWOON* Oh my those NYB blocks are to die for - holy moly! That's a lot of work! But so so worth it. Really a stunner, Fiona. Love the penny rug too, I haven't even started mine, maybe when winter kicks in and I can handle fabric again, lol. Thanks for the pic of the blizzard, I needed that in this heat!

    Love that couch...I'll take two...upholstery is not hard, really it isn't!

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  27. Check out that couch!!!! Love it! and your sunshiney quilt blocks.

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  28. I love your NY beauty quilt. Absolutely stunning. Imagine a couch made up of NY Beauty blocks!

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  29. Fiona, your New York Beauty is just that.....a real beauty!!!!

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  30. You are so inspiring Fiona, your projects are beautiful. I love how your penny rug is looking.

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