7.16.2013

NY Beauty Circle of Flying Geese Block

This block has been quite the adventure, and I became very close with my seam ripper.  Ha!  I bought the NY Beauty Circle of Flying Geese pattern at Craftsy.  The pattern is by Janice of Better off Thread.  I do not recommend this pattern for beginners.  It is paper pieced, and there are curves.   But if you are an adventurous beginner, you might enjoy this pattern!  It is definitely worth it.   Just look at it!









You may have remember that my first block started out like this.  I decided to switch the colors, and I think I made the right choice.  I still have this block, so I might incorporate it into something else.











There were a few hiccups along the way.  One of them being my fault.  For the life of me, I do not how I was a 1/4" short on one block.  Really, I don't.  So I did something that I would NEVER recommend doing, but since this block is staying with me and not going to a customer, I shortened my seams to 1/8" on just one of the four blocks.  A total butt for sure.  It was a disaster.  But it worked, and I am happy again.



I do have plans for this piece.  It will be used as the center of my medallion quilt, which is not even planned out.  I don't even have fabrics pulled for this quilt, but I figure a plan-as-you-go approach will work nicely.

I'm sharing my work with: Better off Thread

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28 comments:

  1. Such a happy array of fabrics! I've always loved this block and this is such a fresh change from the usual rainbow spread ;)

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  2. Yay! I am happy to see you found a way to fix it. I would have been so sad for you. Looks so amazing...can't wait to see what you end up choosing for the rest of it!

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  3. Loving those fabrics together in this. Glad you were able to fix the 1/4" issue. I would have shed a few tears over that if it had been me!

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  4. I love your choices - I did this block too (in rainbow colors) and it is quite an adventure. I'm keeping mine also and hadn't decided what to do with it - a medallion center is a great idea. Beautiful!

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  5. amazing Nancy -- how big is your block?

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  6. Incredible! I love it so much.

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  7. Gorgeous! I love a Medallion quilt and this will be brillant as the center!
    jan@sewandsowfarm

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  8. wow - that's so amazing! I love NY beauty blocks, and this is spectacular. Can't wait to see the progress :-)

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  9. Wow that is a beautiful accomplishment! I am a beginner so looking at things like this totally inspire me. The finished quilt will be so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it!

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  10. Spectalcular..........this block has the whoa!!! factor. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing. Have a great day ............Marie

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  11. Nancy, I actually gasped when I saw this. It is so stunningly awesome! I absolutely LOVE it, and will look great anywhere, especially in a medallion quilt.

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  12. Looks fantastic!a challenge is always good and nothing wrong with skimpy seam allowances when. It's just for you :) I think we've all done that :)

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  13. Amazing and wonderful! I printed off the pattern a good while back. It is so nice to see it made up!At first I thought it was finished and thought what a great wall hanging it would be!

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  14. It is amazing! I trout it was a picture and not a quilt! I love it! May have to buy that pattern, ok may need to get better...

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  15. Wow! This blows my mind! What an awesome pattern! One day I will be able to make something amazing like this.

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  16. Love it and great fabric selections. It looks hard.

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  17. How much do I love this = A LOT!! So gorgeous, perfect choice of fabrics... can't wait to see where you go from here :)

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  18. gorgeous!! I love the polka dots and the yellow. Such a nice interpretation of the design. Love your work.

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  19. Amazing work. The dots are fabulous.

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