Lost in New York!
That’s what I should have named the new collection, instead of calling it New York Beauty! But, New York Beauty it is…and I actually like the name. The lost part comes in with all the variations that are possible (fabric wise) in stitching out the block. It has been an amazing journey, selecting fabrics to stitch out the blocks. I’m partial to batiks so add that to my being “lost”. The New York Beauty collection pays tribute to New York City and its inhabitants. The diversity of the people and the sentiments attached historically to the city, were in my mind when I was designing the collection.
The spokes in the quilt block are meant to resemble the Statue of Liberty but over years, the block was also known by many other names such as “Crown of Thorns”. The best thing that I like about the block is that it doesn’t have to be perfect and yet it will look fabulous! After creating the Mariner’s Compass, I always wanted to create the New York beauty block so I’ve made sure that the dimensions of the blocks remain the same, in case someone wants to mingle the two. I know I want to!
The collection has two variations of the block as well as a quilting motif. The blocks can be joined traditionally or they can be joined in the quilt as you go method….and the details of yet another way to do that is explained in detail in the documentation of the collection.
I think this is one quilt block where you can use all kinds of colors and prints and can never mess it up…just like New York City! Do you like my comparison?? The collection will be up on my website sometime after the first of next month.
October 3,4 and 5 are Original Sewing and Quilt Expo dates in Chantilly, VA and I will be there along with Carolyn Edwards. Our booth is 717 (I think…) but we are there. If you are attending, do come by and see us and our samples up close. I’m excited to be attending after several years and look forward to seeing friends again. Happy day and hope you enjoy my rendition of praise for New York City.