A FAL finish! – New York Beauty

Hold the front page! I actually finished something on my FAL Q2 list! I started my New York Beauty project in March 2012 and I have absolutely no idea why it took me so long to get back to it. I started the weekend with these blocks…

I decided that I wanted to use them for cushion fronts so I needed to make 2 more blocks: Block 2

 and block 7 went together very quickly…

…then it was just a case of deciding on the layout for the 4 different blocks. Here’s the one I went with.

I was a bit unsure how to quilt this as there was so much going on in the blocks. Initially I just outline quilted but that wasn’t quite enough so I decided to do lots of lines that didn’t necessarily echo the existing shapes.

You’ll see what I mean in this close-up. It’s not perfect but it’ll do! I used Aurifil 5006 which is a light teal colour and was just right for this job.

I gave the other block the same treatment then it was time to transform them into cushions. I backed them both with the gorgeous floral print by Melody Miller.

 I couldn’t resist keeping the selvedge intact on one of them 🙂

I’m in love with them so I’m hoping you’ll excuse my rather over-the-top photographic coverage…

on a chair
Close-upon the dresser
On the dresser

They’ve found a resting place on the family room sofa for now 🙂

I’m delighted to finally cross this WIP off my list! I’m not sure how much further I’ll get with my FAL list as I’ve got a ton of secret sewing to do which I’m impatient to be able to share with you very soon. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the nice weather this weekend. Catch you soon x


8 thoughts on “A FAL finish! – New York Beauty

  1. Sarah says:

    These are really gorgeous! Do you mean to tell me you have ALSO been secret sewing as well as everything you have been showing us lately? You are a one woman wonder!


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