Wednesday, February 15, 2012

new york beauty: a paper piecing quilt along.

I'm very excited to announce the New York Beauty Quilt Along! This quilt along is all about paper piecing. If you've never done paper piecing before, it might sound a little bit scary, but trust me, you can do it! The quilt along will feature step-by-step photos and instructions for each block by some very talented quilters, to give you the confidence to get off and running!

New York Beauty block from Kati of From the Blue Chair
We will be working with 10 New York Beauty blocks, and you can get a preview of the blocks here. Each block instruction makes one 8" x 8" block (as shown in the graphics); you can either assemble 4 of the same block to make one large 15.5" x 15.5" block (as pictured above), or you can mix and match to make something beautiful! 

Here are the approximate fabric requirements if you are planning on making all ten 8" x 8" blocks: 
- 10 fat eighths for main fabrics (or 5 fat quarters or scrap fabric) 
- 1-1/2 yards background fabric

Sew Sweetness

And here is the schedule for the block tutorials: 
March 5 - Kim from My Go-Go Life {Block 0} 
March 12 - Sara from Sew Sweetness {Block 5} 
March 19 - Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations (Block 1} 
March 26 - Kati from From the Blue Chair {Block 8} 
April 2 - Jeni from In Color Order {Block 7} 
April 9 - Amy from Sukie Don't You Know Who I Am? {Block 6} 
April 16 - Katy from The Littlest Thistle {Block 2} 
April 23 - Lee from Freshly Pieced {Block 4} 
April 30 - Amy from AmyLouWho {Block 3} 
May 7 - Lindsay from Lindsay Sews {Block 9} 

If you are thinking about participating, please join the Flickr Group! 

We'll be sharing fabric choices and help along the way! So...are you game?! Grab a button and we'll see you on March 5th for the first block of the series!!

xo, megan. 


  1. I am definitely in! I've always wanted to make a New York Beauty but never have. Lack of motivation, I guess. I can't wait to begin!

  2. Awesome. I just love Kati's quilt. I hope I can find time to work on this.

  3. I have always loved the New York Beauty. I might be in over my head with commitments, but I am going to try to make this too.

  4. I'm going to go for it! I've always wanted to make a NYB but never done one. Yippee!

  5. Hi Megan! Oh how beautiful - oh how scary! I love those blocks and quilts like Kati's! I would love to join and just hope to have time because haven't ever tried paper piecing...ashamed, yes! This would be perfect change to start!
    x Teje

  6. Now this is a QAL. I've taken a paper piecing class, but the curved seams seem a bit iffy.

  7. I love paper piecing and I am just taking the Stitched in Colour curves class, so this is just a perfect quiltalong for me to join :)

  8. Thankyou for doing this--it's one of my favorite blocks!!

  9. Oh goodie. I've been curious about how to make these, but never knew where to start looking!

  10. Oh, jeez. I want to join, but I don't know if I'm woman enough!

  11. This all designs made from different fabrics.It look so beautiful.Thanx to share with us this beautiful informations.

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  12. I have always wanted to make these blocks but have never had enough time or someone to boot me along. I'm hoping to do a couple with you. I was trying to sign up for your posts via email but receive this message "The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled". I'll try again tomorrow to see if its something on my end. I'm so hoping you will boot me along!