Tuesday, January 21, 2014

GEESE CIRCLING NEW YORK

Did you see all the awesome projects in the Wake up to Kona Blog hop?  I hope so.  There are some very talented ladies out there in blogland.  I was disappointed that I didn't make the top 2 for the day but there WAS some stiff competition.  :(  Oh well, maybe next time; like in this up and coming blog hop. Sew we quilt

Ok, back to Geese Circling New York.... I have paper pieced before, just not a New York Beauty.  The name in itself is a bit intimidating.

This is one arc.  I had already trimmed one side of the arc before I took this picture.
Both sides of the arc trimmed.


And the other section of the arc.




Now the fun part begins.  Removing the paper from the backing.  I usually don't remove the paper before I sew the two seams together.  However I tried to do it before I removed the paper and it was.... well lets just say it wasn't very fun with paper in a curved seam.  So I removed the paper along the edge I was going to sew and it was much, much easier.



Wow, look, almost a quarter section finished.  Just need to add the center arc and add the 4 sections together to make this a small wall hanging.  It finishes 23" x 23".  

And TA DA!   Here it is.  

I used a variegated metallic thread to quilt it.

And if I had it to do over again, I would NOT have put the white dotted print in the inner circle.  I would have made it black also.  Oh well, I still like it a lot and can check the New York Beauty off my bucket list of quilts to make.

Have you made a New York Beauty?  Do you have any plans to make one?  I love hearing about your quilting journey and bucket list.  Leave me a comment and tell me all about it.


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7 comments

  1. Beautiful!!!! Never even heard of it until now And curved piecing is always hard for me but that really is pretty!

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  2. It is stunning!! I've never made one and don't seem to have one on my list of things to make. But I love to paper piece!

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful.....and I have not ever heard of this pattern......I love the precision of paper piecing, but hate tearing the paper off.....

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  4. this is gorgeous, takes one breath away. love your FMQ. thanks for sharing

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  5. Your Geese Circling New York is the quilt that inspired me to take my first paper piecing class yesterday...making New York Beauty!! I really want to make Geese Circling New York just like yours - love the colors you chose - so perfect!!! I have always loved curved flying geese, so now I am on the right path to make you for myself!

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    1. Well, I won't make you, but I'll make ONE for myself! Oops :)

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  6. Very, very pretty! I'm impressed beyond words!! Wonderful job!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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