Friday, January 14, 2011


Works in Progress-

I thought I would share just a little of what I have been up to recently-

 have some other things up my sleeve but as they are for secret swaps and other purposes,

 I can't show them yet!

I wanted to have a go at the New York Beauty block.

This one is foundation pieced and I have used it to make a placemat.

I am doing some hand quilting on it at the moment.

And this is another one-

I'm not sure whether I will keep them or make one or the other part of a future 'giveaway'.

And it really was time to practise my Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) again!

SO I 'bit the bullet' and this is the result-

I tried out some spirals and some 'bubbles'!

(For those who know my flick'r name will get a bit of laugh from that one!)

Not great, but not too bad for a short ten minute session?

I'm going to keep practising because it will make a big difference to being able to finish more pieces off.

Then they can go from WIPS to FINISH!

Happy sewing-



  1. Those blocks are beautiful. I like that you try things in such different color combinations.

  2. Oh I love the New York Beauty blocks!!! Can't wait to see the entire piece! Lovely

  3. Hi Suz - you are so brave. I would never show a photo of my free motion practices - LOL. I don't think I can say it's getting any better, but I don't do it every day like they say to.

    I love the Mac Sleeve of a few days ago. Did you have a tutorial or pattern?

    Hugs - Marie

  4. Wowee, they look tricky (the blocks). I shudder to think what my attempt at FMQ would look like. Will have to try it one day when I need a good laugh!

  5. No matter what you do with these, they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


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