Most of my fabric has arrived and
So, after spending some time with my fabric, I returned to studying my New York Beauty pinterest board to help me finish planning my layout. My fabrics include a wild range of colors, large and medium florals along with a variety of prints and scale similar to the blocks below. I love the way they look.....seeing them helps me envision how my fabrics will look.
I had already decided I wanted to include some black and white fabric in each block so they would have an element in common and provide some unity.
I think this simple New York Beauty quilt with nine circles floating on a solid background will be the ideal setting for my quilt.
The NYB Quilt Along features ten different block designs, so when I saw this simple New York Beauty quilt with nine circles floating on a solid background I thought it would be the perfect layout for a scrappy sampler style New York Beauty.
I'm going for a wild scrappy look achieved with fabric alone.....as I will use four NYB blocks of the same design for each circle rather than mixing block designs as was done in the quilt above. Block "0" will become part of the backing and blocks one through nine will make up the quilt top.
But wait......Fast Forward a few weeks.......
Since getting the fabric above(and playing with it) and finally getting around to publishing this post (that's been in draft for a few weeks!) about my design thoughts for my New York Beauty blocks ....I bought some gorgeous batiks that I would love to use.....
The NYB QAL is well on it's way and the blocks being posted in the flickr group are all so different and oh so gorgeous! I have yet to begin any blocks for a couple of reasons. First, I needed to finish my Sew Happy Quilt QAL top and a mini quilt for a swap, get caught up with the Bloggers BOM....and now need to finish my 3x6 bee blocks and cut charms for fabric swaps. Second, and the
main reason I believe I've delayed starting is that after seeing the fabulous NYB blocks being created I came to the conclusion.....I really can't make up my mind exactly what I want do!
And I confess this isn't the first time such indecisiveness has struck!