The Mother ship has captured 2 mini UFO's!
I was cruising the internet recently and
I was looking at Italian cement tiles for
either found the end of the rainbow.
The tiles had endless possibilities for quilt inspiration.
I opened up one of the tiles in Illustrator
and traced the image and ended up with the quilt block below.
I spent waaaaaay too much time tessellating the tiles.
Here are 2 samples.
After I spent a crazy amount of time cutting & sewing
hordes of 1" strips of fabric I assembled them into 4 blocks below.
This finished block is only 8" square.
Oh...so tiny for so much work!!!!
Common sense says
what you are doing,
and don't make a King size quilt like this!!!
So, now I bring you the fabulous
Italian cement tile inspired
(It's the latest craze.)
This foundation paper pieced
New York Beauty is from the Gridster Bee.
Susan Snooks of Australia chose this wonderful block.
You can view her blog here.
I was so excited to make my very first
foundation pieced block I forgot to do something incredibly important.
ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK THAT YOUR PRINTER IS SET TO 100%.
On my printer there are
places to verify this.
I only checked one place and boo hoo.
I printed at the wrong size, and waaaaalaaaa,
I learned a valuable lesson!
I made a second New York Beauty for Susan
and turned this block into...
you guessed it...
On the up side my daughter Claire is a fabulous baker
of all things made with flour, sugar and chocolate.
She just started a cake baking business,
and both of these hot pads
are on their way to her test kitchen.
Claire - I can hear the hot pads fighting over whose turn it is
to remove the cakes from your magic oven.
And here's a peek at the second New York Beauty I made.
Off to the stack of never ending UFO's!