In late September, I visited the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, which had a stunning exhibit of New York Beauty Quilts. My post about that visit, with pictures of the quilts, old and new, can be found here.
Just before the trip, I had received a wonderful gift of an abundance of Kaffe Fassett fabrics from my sisters. So gorgeous! I adore these fabrics! My guild has a quilt show in September, and I decided to try a bright New York Beauty quilt with these great fabrics!
Since I have not done too much curved piecing, I decided to try out the blocks using scraps from a quilt I had made a few years back. I had used a variety of purple fabrics, mostly Kaffe Fassett, for a friend's quilt.
|Clare's purple quilt|
I had a small bin jammed with some of the remnants of that project.
I found a website with a number of free New York Beauty Patterns to download. Some of the quilts I have seen use just one pattern, and others mix it up. The link to that site is here. I decided I would start with the pattern number 0 (which I think of as block #1) and see how that worked.
|With a center circle|
|With a border|
|Rotating the blocks.|
|The scraps (along with a few bigger pieces I found tucked away in other bins).|
|Some of the solids I will use|
|Chester the cat likes the center circle, too! He looks so young here - but he is nearly 17 years old!|
Take care, and find a project you love!