New York Beauty Blog Hop

Today is my day to post my New York Beauty Quilt. It has been a while since I made this block and there are so many fun designs, I wanted to do them all! I used the book, Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler, by Cinzia White, for my patterns.

The fabric, needles, batting, and thread were all generously supplied to me by Island Batik, Schmetz, Hobbs, and Aurifil.

The fabric I used is “Winter Sky” by Kathy Engle. It is being sent to shops currently.

I designed the quilt on EQ. It was fun to use the arc tool and the actual fabric I was using. I used 29 of the 54 blocks in the book, then designed one of my own for a total of 30 blocks. Each block was 10 inches square.

Paper Piecing

I paper pieced each arc. One of the tricks I have learned about this method is to leave a 1/2″ seam around your block instead of the needed 1/4″: it gives you a little wiggle room when you trim down your block.

I sewed on my lines, but I have seen some of my fellow Ambassadors folding back the paper on the line and sewing next to it. That way you don’t have to tear off the paper later. Brilliant! I will be trying that in the future.

Now, anyone who follows me, knows I can’t wait to get a quilt on my long arm. The quilting process is one of the best parts of creating a quilt for me. I was excited to use Hobbs Cotton/Wool blend batting; I used Aurifil 50 weight thread for piecing and quilting. The color I used for quilting was #2710. I used a Schmetz Microtex needle for piecing. I use Schmetz needles on my long arm as well, and love them.

Each block was given it’s own unique quilting design. I had a blast!

I really cut it close with that batting!

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Be sure to see what my fellow Ambassadors have created:

Brenda Alburl ~ Songbird Designs
Megan Best ~ Bestquilter
Pamela Boatright ~ Pamelaquilts
Elizabeth DeCroos ~ Epida Studio
Jennifer Fulton ~ Inquiring Quilter

Preeti Harris ~ Sew Preeti Quilts
Mania Hatziioannidi ~ Mania for quilts
Jane Hauprich ~ Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting
Reed Johnson ~ Blue Bear Quilts
Connie Kauffman ~ Kauffman Designs

Emily Leachman ~ The Darling Dogwood
Denise Looney ~ For The Love Of Geese
Leah Malasky ~ Quilted Delights
Maryellen McAuliffe ~ Mary Mack Made Mine
Anorina Morris – sameliasmum.com

Lisa Pickering ~ Lisa’s Quilting Passion
Claudia Porter ~ Create with Claudia
Gail Renna ~ Quilt Haven Threads
Brianna Roberts ~ Sew Cute And Quirky
Michelle Roberts ~ Creative Blonde

Gail Sheppard ~ Quilting Gail
Andi Stanfield ~ True Blue Quilts
Sandra Starley ~ Textile Time Travels
Jennifer Thomas ~ Curlicue Creations
Suzy Webster ~ Websterquilt

31 thoughts on “New York Beauty Blog Hop

  1. OMG! That is amazing! You must have taken forever to piece all those blocks! What an artist you are. And the long arm quilting is outstanding.


  2. Omg, what a fantastic quilt! That must have taken forever to piece. And the quilting is outstanding. I hope you are entering this in some quilt shows. It deserves to be seen by more than just your blog readers!!

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  3. wow but wow your quilt is just gorgeous. I love these fabrics. they look like they were so much fun to play with. thanks for sharing and inspiring I think blues are the most in my stash


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