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Jan 17, 2017

Hoop Quilt #1 NY Beauty | featuring Curious Dream Fabric

Jan 17, 2017
Pin It Hoop Quilt NY Beauty Blue Outsidelogo
Hey everybody!  I am super pumped to show you this project today.  It's a brand new concept for me and already I'm envisioning a ton of these hoops featuring different quilt blocks.

Let me introduce you to what I'm calling a Hoop Quilt.

This project began back at Quilt Market when my friend, Angela Pingel, debuted her first fabric collection with Windham Fabrics, Curious Dream.  I was able to score a fat quarter bundle at Sample Spree and knew I wanted to do something special with it.

I'm always thinking about the next BOM, and trying out different blocks is a great way to see how they could fit into a BOM.  The New York Beauty quilt block has always fascinated me - it's gorgeous curves and crown of points.  But I'd never made one.  It fell into place that I would make a NY Beauty with Curious Dream.

Well, silly me, I cannot just choose a simple NY Beauty.  Noooo, I had to go pick a complicated one with 4 rings of curves and points/intersections to line up with each curve.  Yikes!  As you can see, there is a bit of a learning curve (terrible pun, yes?) on this block, and my first quadrant turned out all sorts of wonky.
Hoop Quilt #1 Wonky Quadrant_Fotor
This block tested my patience and will - but in the end, it turned out looking fantastic.  I absolutely love this block.  The fabrics glow in this sunshine NY Beauty.  But..... I am so glad I only have to make one block.  This was a tough one.... if I ever include this in a BOM (and that's a big if), it would have to be a much simpler version.
Hoop Quilt #1 Finished Block_Fotor
At the same time that I was slowly paper piecing this block, I was also working on my hand embroidery sampler with an embroidery hoop.  Since the NewYork Beauty is a round block, I just couldn't get it out of my mind that instead of making a square mini with the block, I needed to frame it in the round.
Hoop Quilt #1 Wrapped Hoop_Fotor
I bought a large 18" wooden hoop for quilting.  And somehow this rainbow-y cheater print just wrapped herself around the frame.
Hoop NY Beauty Side Detail_Fotor
Add in a little big stitch quilting....
Hoop NY Beauty Hoop Detail_Fotor

Hoop NY Beauty close up on blue_Fotor
And well..... here's the finish.  I don't think I could be beaming about this project any more.  I am completely thrilled!  I've tested where I could hang this hoop in lots of places around my home.  There are SO many possibilities.
Hoop Quilt #1 NY Beauty by AnneMarie Chany
Stay tuned.... I have lots of ideas for more Hoop Quilts brewing.  I cannot wait to make more....
Hoop Quilt NY Beauty Blue Outside_Fotor Pin It

19 comments:

  1. I can see this becoming a big deal. I would make plans to get this into kits before someone else does. Maybe not this block but something simpler. How about the same block in different sizes to make a collage? Oh yeah, this is gonna be big!

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  2. I love everything about your hoop quilt!!! Such a great idea!

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  3. This is really cool! Now I have an idea for my hoops that are laying around my house unused. Beautiful!

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  4. I love how this looks and think I'm going to have to do this! Thanks!!

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  5. AnneMarie, this is just gorgeous! And I love how you did some embroidery in the center--genius--and the big handstitching. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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  6. So pretty! You could even add a clock mechanism to it!

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  7. Is it really a "quilt"? Like, having 3 layers--front, batting, back? Or is it a patchwork-in-the-hoop with hand stitching? Thanks. It's lovely.

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    1. Hi FiberAntics - So glad you like it! Good question - it is halfway a quilt? If that makes any sense what so ever. It has 2 layers. I didn't want only patchwork in the hoop - I felt it would be too flimsy. And I thought 3 layers would be extremely thick for the hoop. SO - it's a compromise. It has two layers - the top and then fusible fleece on the back. It gives it some body and puffiness behind the stitching without excess bulk.

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  8. I'm reminded of this craft fair staple! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/94505292157056991/

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  9. This is creativity to the max! I've always wanted to make a New York Beauty but making a whole quilt worth of them is definitely intimiating. This is a great compromise!

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  10. Lovely!. I've done embroidery projects in the hoop, but not a mini quilt! Fabulous!

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  11. This looks great! Love the extra touch of wrapping the hoop.

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  12. This is just too beautiful for words! It's a wonderful idea and I am looking forward to more of your hoop ideas because I think you've got me going! Would you consider telling us more about how you made the New York Beauty in this size? Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love hoop quilts. Saw some (25+ years ago) at an Amish quilt shop in Lancaster or Intercourse PA when tourist-ing through the area. So many possibilities with different size hoops and designs. Thanks for posting about it!

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  14. Lovely. I am really into mini quilts. This is right up my ally. Great way to use up unused embroidery hoops.

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  15. This is beeeeeeautiful - and, if you do a video tutorial, I'd definitely watch it! I learned to quilt through video tutorials :)

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