Jen, I'll be honest, this was quite a challenge. But at the same time, i really liked flexing my quilting muscles and seeing if I could figure it out. I ended up really liking both the block and paper piecing. I've always loved piecing curves and I have a pretty pink & red fan quilt sitting in my UFO pile. This month I learned that curves aren't too tough to tackle even when I don't have tons of time to sit and sew. Thanks!
Here's my test block:
I found the pattern online here: Donna Duquette's New York Beauty Block Patterns
The pattern said it would make an 8"x8" block, but that is actually the unfinished size. Thank goodness for test blocks, right? I solved the size problem by enlarging only the background pieces so Jen can cut it down to size when she assembles the top.
Who's ready for March?!