New York Beauty blocks for the front of my pillow, I needed something for the back. I picked a pattern called Celebration Compass. It's a free pattern by Quilting on the Square. I found the pdf on Wombat Quilts' page of free paper-pieced patterns. (Say that five times fast.)
The pattern is for a 12" block. I needed a 16" square to back the beauties. I had planned to extend the block simply by adding more leafy material to the edge. But as I started to lay out the pieces, I realized I didn't have enough fabric to go around. Instead I added an extra ring of gold and brown. I really wanted the outside ring to be blue, but I think this still looks really cool.
I plan to bind with blue, once they're quilted. Quilting needs to wait for my old machine, which may be a week or two away. In the meantime, I'm piecing together some binding for the pillow and a pair of mug rugs. I've also started stitching together an oven mitt and designing a new kite quilt. Good stuff!
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