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Thread: New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

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    New York Beauty Quilt Along Begins Oct 1st

    Hello!
    This Quilt along is all about New York Beauty! It might just be my most favorite block. I have made a couple of quilts using this block and want to encourage anyone those who have seen these patterns and thought “no, way could I do this…”YOU CAN! The patterns are paper pieced. If you’ve never paper pieced it’s easy and you might just find that you love making blocks using this method. I won’t lie to you this block can be a little challenging with the curved piecing but there are some tips you can read about here:

    http://quilterscornerclub.tripod.com..._beauty_1.html

    New York Beauty Quilt Along will begin Oct 1st. We will do two blocks a month making 4 of each. Our thread will be used to encourage each other, give tips on each of the blocks, and to post pictures - because we all love to see each other’s work. There are 10 different blocks that we will be making on our quilt along. This block sizzles when you use contrast complimentary colors here is a great site for choosing color combinations:

    http://colorschemedesigner.com/

    Some history on New York Beauty, the block was originally called Rocky Mountain Road or Crown of Thorns. The current name New York Beauty came about in the 1930s when Mountain Mist created a pattern and gave it that name. Bill Volckening has one of the most extensive collections of these quilts from the 18th to 21st century. Watch a video on Bill’s collection http://vimeo.com/12412485
    Block patterns can be found here

    http://www.lenzula.de/pattern/free/nyb.php?l=en

    October: Blocks 0 & 1
    November: Blocks 2 & 3
    December: Catch up month we’re all busy this time of year.
    January: Blocks 4 & 5
    February: Blocks 6 & 7
    March: Blocks 8 & 9


    Approved by Practicej

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    Hmmm..........this looks very interesting!! I love to paper piece, so I just might give it a try. If you don't see any pictures, in the weeks to come, then you know I failed!! Wish me LUCK!!
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    Oh dear, another challenge! I always admired those quilts but I have no idea if I can catch up with all those projects! Like SulaBug, if you don't see any pictures I failed too
    Good luck SulaBug
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    Well I hope you girls can join us. Its such a great block. But I understand getting behind with other projects.

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    Hopefully this will inspire you...
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    The video is fantastic! The quilt collection is exceptional and I loved to hear him speak of the quilts piled in the back of his vehicle...lol! I'd love to try a beauty! Thank you for your informative post.
    Last edited by FLQ; 09-03-2012 at 05:56 AM.

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    Oh yeah! I thought of my batik stash for this set.

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    This is one that I have wanted to do. Will try to join in but am having hip replacement surgery the 15th of Oct. At least I can try to do it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandme26 View Post
    This is one that I have wanted to do. Will try to join in but am having hip replacement surgery the 15th of Oct. At least I can try to do it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wow! I hope all goes well with the surgery. You can always catch up or go a little slower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FLQ View Post
    The video is fantastic! The quilt collection is exceptional and I loved to hear him speak of the quilts piled in the back of his vehicle...lol! I'd love to try a beauty! Thank you for your informative post.
    I always find it fascinating when men are into quilts. Some of them are so creative and talented. In the modern Beauty I think batiks look fantastic but I have also made them with some blender fabrics. I really like looking at the older beauties, and I wonder what a modern one would look like with the sashings with the 'thorns' I might try it. I live in Oregon where Bill lives and hope to see it sooner than later. I am so glad you'll be joining us!

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