Sydney's Teal New York Beauty 2010
Filed under: batiks, spikes, foundations pieced, New York Beauty, Teal, Jewel Tones, Curved Piecing, EQ-7, Foundation Piecing, NY Beauty, Pieced Blocks, Machine Quilting, 100% Cotton, Paper Piecing, Queen, Rotary Cutting
I designed this New York Beauty in EQ 6 & 7 for my Grand Daughter's birthday. My grand daughter lives and attends college in Ohio. I sent photos of quilts to her by email hoping she might choose a nice style. The last photo I sent to her was of a NY Beauty. She loved it and wanted a NY Beauty in teal her favorite color. She took a class trip to New York City so this quilt will reminder of a great adventure. I decided to make it in teal Batiks, the darkest teal was used as a sashing for the beauties. I chose 6 different teal batiks in all. I wanted a nice contrast so I chose gold, tan and red/coper gold.
I drew all of my blocks in EQ 6 and then upgraded to EQ 7 when it became availble. The blocks in the center sections are the same size at 12 inches. The border blocks where more complicated. I elongated the center, side and corner sections. The border blocks are 9 inches square with different lengths for completed border. There are 282 spikes which were foundation pieced into into arcs. I quilted this quilt myself. It measures 95" X 95", thank heaven for Bernina's BSR. I began the quilt in January 2010, completed and shipped it to my grand daughter in September in time for her birthday. She loves it.