The New York Beauty top is now finished. It finishes at 36″ x 42″. Just after I had finished stitching the last row on, I held it up with light behind it and it was like looking at a stained glass window. While I had thought the Tiffany Lamp NYB quilt would be one made with only those blocks containing oranges and reds, this really reminds me of a Tiffany-style lampshade we had when I was growing up. So this one is going to be named my Tiffany Lamp quilt. It was entirely hand pieced and will be hand quilted.
I used all three of the Inklingo New York Beauty collections for the various blocks. Printing the templates on to the back of my fabrics and then being able to just mix and match made it so much fun. I have a tentative plan that’s just starting to take shape for another NYB quilt. For that one I know I’ll use some blocks made with the alternative corners to add another effect. There are tons of variations I can play with using all three collections. These blocks have it all, as far as I’m concerned – super spiky points, curved piecing and loads of opportunities for continuous stitching. I can envision making more than a few NYB quilts using these three collections.
Now that I have that top finished, I’m allowing myself to contemplate starting a new quilt top. There are a couple of ideas floating around in my mind that have been tempting me for the past couple of weeks, but I was determined not to start anything new until I got this top finished.
Seems Baxter decided he was going to make a New York Beauty block and was working with some shapes on his own design wall.
There are still squirrels to be seen, so he spends some time stretched out on the windowsill.