Two New Beauties

New York Beauty blocks, that is. This is the one that was partially finished yesterday.

Because I couldn’t resist, another one was stitched. There are seven in total that are done now and it’s time to print some more. I’m going to keep printing the combo sheet with all the shapes so that I can mix and match to my heart’s content. I’ve not settled on a setting yet but that will come when I finish making the blocks, however many blocks that may turn out to be. I know I’ve said it before, but they are amazingly quick to stitch, particularly when taking advantage of the continuous stitching possibilities. This block truly has it all for me — curved piecing, sharp points, continuous stitching.

I’ve used the little Rowenta travel iron all week now and I’m really impressed with it. It gets very hot very quickly and presses blocks like the New York Beauty ones fabulously well. The pointed tip on the iron really helps when dealing with sharp points like those in these blocks.

Today I’m treating myself to a pedicure. It’s almost time for sandals so a pedicure seems in order. My plans for the weekend include printing more of the New York Beauty shapes and getting more of the 2″ Drunkard’s Path blocks ready to stitch. What are your plans?

Baxter was stretched out on the floor again. Mr. Q.O. thinks he looks rather elegant in this pose. I think he’s just waiting for one of us to toss a favourite toy for him to chase.

12 thoughts on “Two New Beauties

  1. Your blocks are looking quite fabulous! I have the same little iron and I use it when I paper piece. It really is the best little iron around. I am not quite ready for a pedi, my feet are still too cold to think about wearing sandals.


  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous blocks! Those batiks just glow. (My 4yr. old just wandered in and said “Wow, that is a really fluffy kitty!” 🙂 My weekend plans include hand piecing more Candied Hexagons, and helping my oldest daughter bind her latest quilt. She’s seven, so it’s a slow process. Hope you guys have a terrific weekend!


  3. Dinner out with friends this evening and then a relaxing weekend. I hope to get to a quilt shop to find some bright fabrics to get started on NYB…’cept I have to wait for Barb to come over to teach this blonde how to do Inklingo, lol! I’m hopeless! I enlarge the photo of Baxter every time you post…such a beauty! A Canadian Beauty…is there a collection for that? 🙂


  4. That will certainly be a gorgeous quilt!
    Dinner this evening with our daughter and son-in-law and then more customer quilts to get done. They are showing up for graduation quilts. My quilt group is having a quilt show this weekend at the Aldrich House which was the home of Bess Streeter Aldrich, the author who lived in Elmwood Nebraska and wrote books on growing up on the prairie, etc.


  5. I’m so glad that you like your little Rowenta. I love mine for the same reasons. Also, the long cord for such a little iron. My wrists don’t hurt as much, as it just glides so easily.
    I LOVE these blocks Cathi! Such fun watching them come to life. This is going to be a real beauty!
    We are having a quiet weekend, hopefully will be getting some much needed rain here. I plan on sewing the quilt for my friend…


  6. Your beauties are looking fabulous Cathi, loving the colours you’re using, this quilt is going to be another stunner! Baxter’s looking as cute as ever 🙂 Take care x


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