Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New York Beauty Blocks into Wall Hanging

It's done and on the living room wall.
I've got it pinned and it bows a bit in the middle. (The photo is less forgiving than the real deal.)  I'm not quite sure how to make it totally straight.  It's small about 26 inches square.  I think this is only the first of many!

I found this helpful link this morning, after I posted this, so I'm adding it as a reference to me and anyone else who may need it.
Blocking a Quilt

4 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Put a hanging rod sleeve on it so the weight of it is distributed across the entire edge. If the bottom bows - you can also put corner triangles and put a dowel corner to corner to hold the bottom level.

Pattilou said...

I'm adding my comments back to Vroomans' Quilts so that I can remember how I answered. This post can be a learning curve post for me.

When I measured it, it was even as I was cutting, but with the addition of the border, it was thrown off about 1/2 inch and it showed. Your suggestions make sense. Thanks. I love the quilts after washing, and I could try wetting the quilt again and blocking it better, but for now it's on the wall and the picture does seem to make it look more exaggerated than in real life. Sometimes, I'm just not enough of a perfectionist! Thanks for weighing in on this. I do think I'll do another as I noticed this one bowed a bit in the middle as it seemed to be stretched due to the fabric and the way it was quilted. Lots of learning yet on these NYB.

Debbie said...

I think you two figured it out. It's a great wallhanging. Any NY Beauty is great. And a good wash often softens any goof!

Carol E. said...

Beautiful!