bright lights, big city

I’ve started making a quilt, using a pattern from Victoria Findlay Wolfe‘s book on Double Wedding Ring quilts. It’s called Bright Lights, Big City. So far I’m still only making the arc pieces.
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I was attracted to this pattern because of the New York Beauty-style arcs, that being my most favourite block! I actually started making them some months ago, but they were put on hold while I was away and busy with the lead-up to Christmas.
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The arcs are paper-pieced and I am tracing copies of the template from the pattern onto fairly thin paper for sewing. All those sharp little points!
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I wanted to have a scrappy-style quilt, because I am still trying to use up fabrics I’ve had in my stash for awhile.
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So, I don’t have a colour scheme at the moment- just all colours in together! I am thinking of employing red for the centre squares which will them provide a link across the quilt for the eye to travel between all that colour.
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The only problem is that there are so many of these arcs to do! The pattern calls for 72 in total, and I’m currently only up to about 30. Maybe I could cut it down to a smaller quilt? This one makes a 90″ * 90″ quilt. Mmmm…. thinking on that.
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What have you been working on? :)

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