I've been a blog slacker, I'll admit it. Back to the Work in Progress Wednesday fun now! The Dallas Modern Quilt Guild is having a round robin quilt swap starting next month. I make a center block and pass that onto another group member who adds a border to it. Repeat 4 more times and then we have a quilt! I get the quilt back that I made the center block. I wanted to try something new and also I wanted something that would be bright, cheerful, and bold.
I've been perusing Flickr for ideas and decided to make a New York Beauty! Here's the first finished block. Would you believe I've never paper pieced before? I thought it was pretty fun actually once I figured out what to do. Curved piecing? Um...only if I have to :) I'm super pleased with how it turned out. I'm going to make 4 blocks and sew them into a circle for my central block. I'm proud of myself for using mostly scraps for the colored parts. Here's the link to the pattern I used: New York Beauty #4