Using my "No More Tears"© Foundation Piecing Method
Are you curious about paper piecing? Do you and paper piecing already have a love/hate relationship? This class will make paper piecing a love/love relationship. The New York Beauty has always been a very popular pattern. But why call it NY Beauty when I live in NH? So, we’re making the NH Beauty wall hanging. We’ll not only be using my “No More Tears” © method of paper piecing, but we’ll also tackle curved seams. They are not nearly as hard as they look😊
We probably won't finish the entire project in class but you'll have all the tools you'll need to finish it at home.
The finished piece measures 24" x 24" without borders.
In this one-day class we’ll take the mystery out of:
The basics of paper piecing
The "No More Tears"© method
HN Beauty basics
Precise block and quilt top construction and curved seams
You'll be paper piecing like a pro by the end of class!
* Although this pattern has great appeal, I only recommend it for those who have previously taken at least two of my classes. NH Beauty is more of a design class than a method class. Notice all of the negative space.
BRING TO CLASS
Your pressed fabric
Sewing Machine, thread and bobbin
Pins, bastng needle, and just in case, a seam ripper
23mm rotary cutter and/or 45mm rotary cutter with
a new blade
6"x12"rotary cutting ruler
12" 1/4" Paper Piecing Ruler (Optional but for sale)
Add an 1/8th ruler (Optional)
Paper Scissors and fabric scissors
A word about design and fabric selection:
A word about fabric selection: You’ll notice that I chose 4 different colors in several different fabrics randomly for the L-shaped background, pie wedge, and arcs and used a bright yellow for the “rays”, so that there was high contrast and the rays really stand out.
There are 3 large blocks and 4 smaller blocks. The larger blocks measure 12”x12” and the 4 smaller measure 6”x6”. We’ll be making as many of each as time allows.
*Contrasting fabric means any 2 fabrics that create a very “crisp” line between them when placed next to each other. Please, avoid directional prints, large prints, or 2 prints that share a common color. Designate which of your fabrics is “dark” and which “light’.
YARDAGE & CUTTING SPECS
Think about using some of your scraps for this. We’ll be doing most of the cutting in class so bring at least 24” of each of your “L”, “Pie” and "Arc" fabrics and at least 10” of your “ray” fabric. There will be LOTS of fabric left over.
All fabric is cut cross grain or Width of Fabric (WOF). Measurements assume 40" of useable fabric.