Saturday, April 13, 2019

NYB I Blocks - Halftime Adjustments

I seem to say "These are my favorite blocks!" each time I finish another set of NYBs.  So for now, these are my favorites.

Don't they look like rays of the sun?  I like how they appear to be tucked behind each other.  Neat!  I puzzled over piecing the first one for a while, because of the angles.  I got the hang of it somewhere in the second block.

After laying out the first half of the quilt, I decided I don't want a whole lot of the really light yellows and blues.  I liked the bright yellows and dark golds best.  The rust red, blacks and purple do well, so I'll be sure to make more blocks with them.  My sister and I had picked a brown and a lighter fabric that had some dull green, but I just can't get those to feel right in a block.  I've set them to the side but at this point, I doubt they'll get into the quilt.

Things I learned - folding the paper pattern is important and hard to fix later.  I had one point I could not line up correctly and it was because I had originally creased it slightly off the line.  I tried to re-fold it; that helped a little.  At least I was consistent - every single block had that one point slightly off. 

Stitching the inside curve on this one were difficult.  I'm not sure why.  I've had several other blocks with a small arch.  Still - pretty.  I could envision a quilt done with just this single block.  It would be pretty!

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  1. Those are cool blocks, Sally! I can see why you like them so much - I like all those alternating rays, too.

  2. I can't remember where you are getting all the patterns. They are all so pretty, I understand why you say they are all your favorites. I like that some blocks are not rays, mixed in. That gives a good line to follow with your eyes. So I'd like that pattern...LeeAnna

  3. Oh Sally, this is so beautiful! I have this book, have several made...and stalled, like 10 years ago? I need to get back to it as I have too much beautiful fabric invested to let it just sit! Love your colours so far.


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