Saturday, June 05, 2010

What I did today

What did I do today? I treated myself to a New York Beauty class taught by Toby Lischko! Was it wonderful! I got the above 2 sections done so far. You all have probably seen Toby's patterns in magazines. Everytime I open up a magazine she seems to have a quilt in it lately.


She taught us "unfoundation" piecing for the points, and curved piecing for the .... wait.... yup.... the curves! She also has these AWESOME templates for cutting out the pieces, and trimming the unfoundation piece after it is sewn.

I would recomend her class to anyone who would have a chance to take it, and definately her patterns and templates. I got her cutting corners templates today also that you can use for flying geese, square in a square and any block that has triangles on the end of the block like a snowball block.

She has a new book and templates out also for making a St. Louis Starblock with no Y seams. I liked that idea! I suggest you go check out her web page and all the stuff she has!

10 comments from wonderful readers:

Kathie said...

that block is beautiful , love that black fabric, wow, whose is that????

going to be a beautiful quilt.
hows the graduation quilt coming???
kathie

Angela said...

That is a fantastic block! I am a big fan of tools! :o)

Lori said...

Wow! What beautiful blocks!! How fun to be able to master that!!!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! What amazing work here and what a great treat you gave yourself (and us). Thanks for sharing!!!

Deb said...

Wow, I love the idea of doing those blocks and not paper piecing. I'm going to have to look for those tools! Those blocks look wonderful.

Nann said...

I made a St. Louis Star block last night. Fabric selection and fussy-cutting take longer than the actual sewing!

Karen said...

I can see that you are learning well what was taught in the class. The Sundae fabric for the block center is oh so cute of an idea.

The finished block is gorgeous! I like the colors used and the fabric used for the center circle makes such a nice design.

Material Mary said...

Wow, what a resource. I love these blocks and to think there are templates out there to make it easier--I'm all over that!! Thanks
Mary

Suzie said...

The block is so beautiful! Thanks for the information.

Karen said...

wow! ok, so now I think I need to get those templates. No foundation...my kind of block!
Love the ice cream fabric.
Now I may have to steal into your stash in the dead of night..and try not to make any noise!
smiles, Karen