Friday, January 27, 2017

BWQS2 - Black & White Quilt Swap Round 2

If you've been around these parts at all you know I'm a fan of mini quilt swaps.

The main reason being it's an opportunity to try something on a small scale that either you've had on your bucket list and it's stayed on there through fear of commitment or you're not sure if it's within your skill set.

JOIN A SWAP.....sorry for yelling...but the best way to empty your bucket is to tip it out and jump into the wide world of options...but in a mini way LOL

I loooove NYB blocks.....but I have a fear of commitment...allllll those curves and bias edges and templates urggghhh

The paper piecing bit is easy and you know what??

When you follow the instructions of a NYB expert stuff works ....crazy thought ay???

I missed the first BWQS and there was no way I was missing the bus this time....I also love me some skeletons....even the non fussy cut ones....LET IT GO....OCD issues.

I'm hoping the neighbours are getting used to the crazy happy dancing and positive self talk that goes on in the basement...dontcha dance around by yourself when stuff works??

I learnt a couple of things on this mini

1. Instructions are helpful
2. Expert tips are even more helpful
3. You can sew anything when you relax

I also learnt that I still love NYB blocks but if I'm going to make myself a quilt its gonna be made out of blocks bigger than 6" or I will never finish it LOL

I'm totally thrilled with how this turned out and I should've taken some close up photos of the FMQ that I did like a ninja all over it....perfect block to practice and pretend like you're Angela Walters and noone can see that you're really like a 3 year old scribbling hahaha

Linking up for a Friday Finish with Amanda Jean and Finish or Not Friday with Myra


  1. Geez they are 6 inch blocks? I'd have the moves like Jagger in my basement if I nailed those! Beautiful work :)

  2. I love everything in this piece!!! The fabrics (skeletons!!!!) and the beautiful piecing!!!

  3. Good job. This is very attractive.

  4. I love this mini! Very fun in black and white! I'm with you, I don't think I could do a whole quilt like this. Can you tell me where you found the pattern? I'd like to try a small version like you did.

  5. So impressive! I have yet to try a New York block, but I sure love them!!

  6. Wonderful selection of black and white prints!! I really MUST try this block sometime. Your mini turned out beautifully!!


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