All of the New York Beauty blocks in this quilt, but not the layout are taken from Karen K Stone’s book ‘New York Beauty’.
I challenged myself to make all the blocks from my stash but allowed myself to buy fabric for the background and the borders.
The blocks are foundation pieced and put together with curved seams. Nice points but the curved seams are a headache. I liked the fact that all the blocks looked different because I have a low boredom threshold. I hope that the result is pleasing to the eye.
The quilt has won the following awards.
Great Northern Quilt Show 2010
- Judges merit
Great Northern Quilt Show 2012
- 1st prize for piecing
- 3rd prize for theme
- Judges choice certificate