Sunday, June 01, 2014

New York Beauty


Well aware that my blog posts of late have been full of serious stuff, today we return to quilting, to less somber topics, to a bright and cheerful quilt.

The New York Beauty class was taught by Sarah Bond, a famous Philadelphia quilter, through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree; the classes (four Monday evenings from 7 until 9) were held at Handcraft Workshop (a terrific place). It was an excellent experience. From the ease of signing up to the convenience of the location to the charming classroom, the close-in parking, and the spectacular teacher, all was excellent.

I struggled with some of the elements. Others went into place so easily that I was convinced I'd done something wrong! Some of the blocks are prettier than others.

It is done, it has reached flimsy stage. And I'm pleased with it.


12 comments:

Pat said...

Who woulda thunk it? A paper piecing masterpiece from the lady who would rather give a cat a bath than paper piece. It is a show-stopper, Nancy. I am particularly taken with the wonky setting.

Chookyblue...... said...

look great so worth the effort......well done for persisting.....

Janet O. said...

Funny how that paper piecing just worms its way into your life, isn't it?
You should be pleased. You've done a beautiful job here. I've been interested in doing this block sometime. Hope mine will look as good!

Suzan Oxenreider said...

Absolutely fabulous, Nancy!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your NYB flimsy is fabulous!!!!! I love it -- and you should be very proud of your efforts . . . if it ever needs a new home, there's one here in Tennessee!

Karla said...

Amazing accomplishment! Stunning. And it looks way better then a wet cat!
<3

Barbara Anne said...

Applause, applause!! Cheers for you and this jazzy, happy quilt with its interesting, whoppy-jawed setting! The fabrics and that purple border are wonderful.

Have Joe pat you on the back for a job well done!

Hugs!

Gretchen said...

It is a BEAUTY! Love the colors & admire you for conquering this paper piecing challenge :)

Darling Millie said...

Looks beautiful! I love the way you have arranged the blocks.

AnnieO said...

Terrific variety in all those NYBs! Congrats on a class well taken :)

Jindi's Cottage said...

It is fabulous...a Beauty indeed...love the wonky setting and the happy colours...

LizA. said...

As well you should be -- it is just wonderful. Great job!