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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!!
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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.
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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.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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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    Oh wow I think I might give this a whirl!

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    Kristen, your block is gorgeous! It sure inspires but I guess time is the issue, not the inspiration
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    Kristen, this is a great idea! Now I need to go peek through my stash to see what I'd like to use!
    Love your block too!
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    Would you be giving us a different NYB block each time? In other words, will you provide us the patterns each month?

    I've made two of these type of quilts with great results......didn't do fancy, but learned that almost any combination using contrasting colors is dynamite! I have used batiks and blenders mostly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristen0112 View Post
    Hopefully this will inspire you...
    Oh BOY, I am inspired by your Batik fabric block!! One question, when we make four 8" blocks of each of the pattern's, are they suppose to be identical or in different colors? I just wanted to make sure as I haven't tried this pattern before. I plan to monkey around with it a little bit today!!
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    I was wondering the same SulaBug! I only made the NYB block once for my Sylvia so I'm very new to this. When I look at the quilt in one of the links all blocks are different so it might not matter what you do.
    Isn't it going to be a huge quilt with 4 blocks of each of the patterns?
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    OKAY!! I couldn't stand it any longer, so I got out some black & white fabric & made the beginner block, just for fun. It went together so quickly & I didn't have any problems at all. My DH really likes it & wants me to make more. So, I guess you would say that I am definately in!!
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    I'm in. At least I'll do my best!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug View Post
    OKAY!! I couldn't stand it any longer, so I got out some black & white fabric & made the beginner block, just for fun. It went together so quickly & I didn't have any problems at all. My DH really likes it & wants me to make more. So, I guess you would say that I am definately in!!
    Your block looks great! They are so fun. As for the blocks and making them identical that is up to each person. Personally I most likely make them all different. I am so glad you're in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    I was wondering the same SulaBug! I only made the NYB block once for my Sylvia so I'm very new to this. When I look at the quilt in one of the links all blocks are different so it might not matter what you do.
    Isn't it going to be a huge quilt with 4 blocks of each of the patterns?
    It seems like a lot but the blocks finished size is 8 1/2 inches the end will be 40 blocks, if we make 2 more blocks the quilt could be 6 across and 7 down. And of course because it's a quilt along you can always make more or less depending on how you want the finished size and layout to look like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    Would you be giving us a different NYB block each time? In other words, will you provide us the patterns each month?

    I've made two of these type of quilts with great results......didn't do fancy, but learned that almost any combination using contrasting colors is dynamite! I have used batiks and blenders mostly.....
    Yes, the initial thread has the link to all 10 patterns. And each month I will post it again if people want me to. You are correct that just about any color combination looks fantastic.

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    Mariposa, Linynp, & Patticake Welcome!
    So glad you'll be quilting along with us. These patterns are great for stash busting and scrappy. But also look great in a classic two or three colors as shown in the video Beauty Secrets. I have pulled all my batiks (probably 15-20 different pieces) and a few blenders.

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    I might try this one.... I love the NY beauty block but PP any my brain just don't work! I think I am dyslexic (sp) when it comes to Paper piecing.
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    I will also be joining in love paper piecing and batiks can't wait. I got to hear and see Bill V @ my quilt quild meeting in Hillsboro ,OR a few months ago he brought some of his collection very interesting hearing how he got started collecting and how it has evolved for him.
    ​Christine

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    Welcome Christine and Quiltingcrazy! Christine so jealous you got to hear Bill V in person :-)
    Sometimes Quiltingcrazy that happens to me too with a piece :-)

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