|Learned to pin, pin, pin on my second attempt at curves! 12 pins in this piece.|
|Rainbow New York Beauty!|
|Ta-da! Four New York Beauty blocks waiting to be turned into a pillow.|
Making these blocks wasn't hard or very time consuming. The easiest part was creating the spike arcs. My biggest challenge was none of the blocks were remotely square when I finished them. I ripped one out and redid it and then decided to just keep going. I could have trimmed them more aggressively but I thought that might impact the look of the circle so I decided to push, pull and tug it into submission to get the arc as accurate as possible and to heck with the rest of it. I am happy with the results. I would definitely make this block again.
Most of these fabrics are from Stack Stash Club. The center Moda Summersville Print is from Sew Fresh Fabrics. The rest I think I picked up somewhere along the 2012 SW Wisconsin Shop Hop.
I am hoping to finish this up before our next Madison Modern Quilt Guild Meeting on Wednesday.
What do you do if your blocks aren't quite square?