This was originally posted over at Suture for a Living on October 24, 2008.
TBTAM sent me a quilt block (bear claw pattern) she found while antiquing. I have long admired the New York Beauty quilt block. Her small gift gave me a reason to “tackle” the block and make a small quilt using it. I did okay, but even using paper piecing some of my points and connections aren’t as nice as I would like. When I critique my quilts, I sometimes feel as if it’s my own form of M&M. Despite the imperfections, here it is.
I machine pieced it using the paper piecing method. The small quilt is 24.5 in X 24.5 in. The suggested colors (by TBTAM) were red, yellow, blue, and black. They are all here, though just a small amount of blue. The quilt is both hand and machine quilted.
Resources for patterns and inspiration:
Quilter’s Corner Club – free New York Beauty block patterns
Mona’s Creativity – My New York Beauty
Donna Duquette – New York Beauty Blocks
Mostly About Quilts – New York Beauty for a Minnesota Beauty
New York Beauty Meets the Orient Quilt (stunning)
New York Beauty Quilt (beautiful)
Peggy Martin Workshop – New York Beauty (several beautiful quilts)