It has been quite awhile since I played with Electric Quilt. So I had an early shower, put on my pajamas, and cozied up on the couch with my laptop.
New York Beauty is an old file (like many, many moons ago) that I thought would be fun to spend an evening with. This block can offer up so many variations; one can play for hours!
I made a New York Beauty quilt several years ago. I made it by the paper piecing method. I love the quilt, and it won The Harpist’s Award at the Washington State Quilters – Spokane Chapter quilt show (I’m sorry I don’t have a photo for you). But removing paper is tedious.
Linda Franz, over at Inklingo, has made this very easy (no paper piecing here). I have no affiliation; but I recognize a good thing when I see one (I wish I had seen this sooner.). She has created a great New York Beauty design (not like the one shown here) that has shapes that can be printed directly onto fabric. Check it out by clicking here and here and here and here (all different posts with lots of inspiration).
Cathi, over at Quilt Obsession, has a great post showing how she pieces the Inklingo New York Beauty block.