Updated: Jun 27, 2022
June's Island Batik blog hop features new lines of fabric using a New York Beauty quilt design. I was given a beautiful line of fabrics called Tranquility by Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. These fabrics include wonderful earthy colors including greens, browns, maroons and terracotta shades.
We were tasked to make a New York Beauty style quilt. I designed my quilt using Electric Quilt 8 design software. Since these colors were earthy and tranquil, I wanted to design something with a central point and I was inspired by a South Western design. I utilized 13 of the 20 fabrics in the line.
A New York Beauty quilt is a pieced quilt that is identified by points/triangles along a curve much like our Lady Liberty's crown. This quilt style was developed around the 1930's and includes quarter circle wedges with spiked triangles or points along the edge. These quilts come in many various designs and it has several alternate names as well.
This style of quilt is made by either using several types of rulers or foundation paper piecing along with curved piecing. I chose to design a foundation paper pieced design. I enjoy this method because the points are more precise when sewing. This helps when making triangles. The curved piece is then added to the points or crown.
Hobb's batting (I used Hobb's cotton fusible batting.)
Printed paper with design
Paper Piecing Method:
Cut fabric large enough for each piece to be sewn on the paper. Each piece is cut larger than each section it is sewn to.
Using the back side of the paper, place your first piece right side up on the section that the first piece is placed. Put the fabric edge a 1/4" over the edge of the outline on the paper where it will be sewn.
Place the second piece right side down along the edge of the first piece where it will be sewn.
Turn over the paper and sew along the black line with a reduced stitch length of about 1.5mm.
Turn the paper over again, fold over the second piece and press.
Trim by folding back the paper along the line. Measure a 1/4" out from the line and trim off excess with the ruler.
Repeat the process with the next piece of fabric to complete each section.
Once one full section is complete, the paper can then be removed.
Mark the center edge of each curved piece that will be sewn.
Take each curved piece and place right sides together.
Match the center edges.
Clip or pin at the center.
Now take each end and match them. Pin together.
Gently ease each curved piece next to each other and pin or clip. It will look ruffled.
Sew along the curve and ease as needed so that folds or puckers do not get sewn.
Press and repeat.
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Thank you Island Batik , Hobbs Batting, Aurifil thread , and Schmetz Needles for providing the supplies for this project. I had fun designing a quilt using triangles and taking a different approach to designing it.
Check out my fellow Island Batik Ambassador's projects. Their projects are fun and unique. Thank you for reading my blog and have a great day.
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