Finally getting around to sharing my finished pillow for my swap partner!
This was the first New York Beauty block I’ve made and I was a bit nervous about it.
Paper piecing + curves had me a little freaked out, but they are really not so bad!
I always like it when something comes together easier than you anticipate. I used Sara’s tutorial from the NYB Quilt Along and it definitely helped the process. Along with lots of pins and patience.
The finished block sat on my design wall for awhile because I wasn’t sure how to quilt it. I’m glad that I didn’t rush myself.
I mostly used the seams as a guide to echo the piecing and then had a little fun in the center.
I started by stitching concentric V shapes and then realized if I shifted the piece 90 degrees clockwise and repeated the pattern, it created a fun star design.
I did an envelope back and bound the edges which was another first. I really love how it frames the pillow.
The pillow is still en route, so I’m excited to see what my partner thinks when it arrives!