Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A little sewing going on...


With things getting back to normal after out half term break, I've managed some quality time with my sewing machine.  These blocks are for Flutterwheels, a group I attend with Lynda 6 times a year.  The challenge was to try our hand a New York Beauty block in 2 different sizes.  I really love how the batiks work so well with the pattern.

Next I have been working on reducing the number of strips in my scrap baskets with this Chinese Coin quilt.  After seeing Kate's Chinese Coin quilt at the meet-up (as shown on the last picture on this post) I decided to move away from white and use red.  I think is is very striking.  I have planned for a pieced border...so this is just the beginings.

Until next time...

22 comments:

Gina said...

fabulous NYB blocks. that's one of the blocks I can't get my head around. I love the Chinese Coins too.

love and hugs Gina xxx

anne bebbington said...

Gorgeous NYB blocks - I have one to make for the Birthday Block Swap and I absolutely hate doing them so I can categorically state it will be the very last one I ever do!

Stina said...

Love your coins.... I got a lovely idea thanks to yours...
Hmmm.. maybe I could that ... in the future of course... thanks for sharing..:o))

Rafael's Mum said...

Oh, those colours ! they are so beautiful together ! It's lovely ! What is that block? "NYB" ? (newbie speaking here). It sure is nice. I wouldn't mind trying that one but it looks difficult!

loulee said...

Loving the coin quilt.
Not sure I'm ready for NYB yet! LOL

Kathie said...

love the NYB blocks, oh the coin quilt is awesome
love the red,yup just made another one and yes red was my sashing and borders AGAIN!
seems to be the perfect neutral for these quilts!
Kathie

Jackie said...

Your New York Beauty is going to be just wonderful!! I love all the spikes. The red sashing between the coins is just fabulous. Makes the quilt POP!

Kim said...

This post comes at just the right time. I've sorted through my fabric and found that "scrap stash" that has grown and grown! Seems that the Chinese Coins is the best use of that fabric and very pretty I think. Your NYB are truly very pretty, that's going to be a fantastic quilt. I'm off to the sewing room to do some cutting!

Karen said...

I love New York Beauty blocks!

YankeeQuilter said...

NYB and batiks just look great together! I made one in brights for my nephew years ago and said I'd never make another but now...I love how they look!

jovaliquilts said...

Stunning NY Beauty! They do work well with batiks. And the coins are always fun -- the red really makes the whole quilt pop!

Libby said...

The red is perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Jane, I love those NY Beauty blocks -- so pretty and colorful. Your scrappy quilt is looking great too!

sewkalico said...

Love your NYB's. I reallys hould do something with mine ;-)
And your coins quilt is great too!!

Sarah Jayne said...

I love NYB. I can't wait to have a go myself. Thanks for sharing.

Gretchen said...

I love your NYB blocks. I have a NYB quilt started and this post reminded me that I need to get it finished. The coin quilt is gorgeous and so scrappy!

Victoria said...

Love the colors in the NYB blocks and the coin quilt looks so pretty!

Denise said...

Love the red in your Chinese Coin quilt!

bellsjo said...

those blocks are amazing! they look very tricky to do however.

Lynda said...

The NYB blocks look great! They're easier than you think, actually, aren't they!

black bear cabin said...

your NYB blocks are stunning! i love that style and have been meaning to try it myself for some time...just havent gotten around to it.
kate gave me some good pointers about making them...do you have any to add?

Quilter Kathy said...

Yummy! Love the NYB blocks and the scrap quilt is so pretty!