New York Beauty Quilt Along

I’m very excited to announce the New York Beauty Quilt Along! This quilt along is all about paper piecing. If you’ve never done paper piecing before, it might sound a little bit scary, but trust me, you can do it! The quilt along will feature step-by-step photos and instructions for each block by some very talented quilters, to give you the confidence to get off and running!

New York Beauty block from Kati of From the Blue Chair

We will be working with 10 New York Beauty blocks, and you can get a preview of the blocks here. Each block instruction makes one 8″ x 8″ block (as shown in the graphics); you can either assemble 4 of the same block to make one large 15.5″ x 15.5″ block (as pictured above), or you can mix and match to make something beautiful!

Here are the approximate fabric requirements if you are planning on making all ten 8″ x 8″ blocks:

- 10 fat eighths for main fabrics (or 5 fat quarters or scrap fabric)
- 1-1/2 yards background fabric

Sew Sweetness

And here is the schedule for the block tutorials:

March 5 – Kim from My Go-Go Life {Week 1 Block 0}
March 12 – Sara from Sew Sweetness {Week 2 Block 5}
March 19 – Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations (Week 3 Block 1}
March 26 – Kati from From the Blue Chair {Week 4 Block 8}
April 2 – Jeni from In Color Order {Week 5 Block 7}
April 9 – Amy from Sukie Don’t You Know Who I Am? {Week 6 Block 6}
April 16 – Katy from The Littlest Thistle {Week 7 Block 3}
April 23 – Lee from Freshly Pieced {Week 8 Block 4}
April 30 – Amy from amylouwho {Week 9 Block 2}
May 7 – Lindsay from Lindsay Sews {Week 10 Block 9}

If you are thinking about participating, please join the Flickr Group!
We’ll be sharing fabric choices and help along the way!

So…are you game?! Grab a button and we’ll see you on March 5th for the first block of the series!!

As seen on CraftGossip.com

51 thoughts on “New York Beauty Quilt Along

  1. NYB — my favorite block! I’m going to try and keep up. Maybe if I pull my fabrics and keep them in a basket by my machine, it will remind me to keep going. Love the gallery of stars!

  2. I was at the Road2CA quilt show last month and a booth there was demonstrating a paper piecing project using stabilizer that you can run through the printer versus using the paper piecing paper. I didn’t get the name of the vendor, and they were out of the product. Do you or anyone else know the name of this stabilizer? Know of a stabilier you can run thru the printer?

    1. I own a quilt shop and haven’t heard of this product although it would be wonderful. There is a product called QuiltSmart that is pre-printed in several patterns that makes sewing difficult things very easy. I have had several ladies make LoneStar quilts using rectangles and the stablizer makes the points all match and it turns out beautifully!

  3. Yahoo! I’m in–NYB is my favorite block. Hey your link to your fist block (March 5 – Kim from My Go-Go Life {Block 0}) says it’s a “blogpost” in address and is unable to take me to a site. When I changed it to “blogspot” in the address it worked…

  4. Ok…this is going to sound really dumb….but how do I join. I am brand new to blogging but really want to do this!! =) Please help! I started the Flickr group but how do I get the button?

  5. I have dreamed of NYB quilt for a loooong time… Shall I join now or not? The biggest problem is the time, the days are just too short! Atleast I’ll follow your progress;)

    1. Hi Sara,
      good idea, the NYB is since years on my to-do-list, but never tried it because the curves.
      Now I will try it!
      Greetings from Germany
      Susanne

  6. I was at the Road2CA cover display last 30 days and a sales space there was indicating a report piecing venture using backing that you can run through the printing device compared to using the report piecing report. I didn’t get the name of the source, and they were out of the item. Do you or anyone else know the name of this stabilizer? Know of a stabilier you can run thru the printer?

  7. Just printed out my last two patterns! This has been fun and it gave me the courage to try something I don’t think i would have ever tried without this quilt along. Thank you for doing this.

  8. Thank you for creating this quilt a long I learned so much now if someone would just create aquilt along to teach me how to create my own paper piecing blocks……………

  9. I just found this site and I am in love with the NYC in paper piecing!
    I would like to make it. I found the tutorials but I have problems in downloading the templates. I get an error message!
    Is there a chance to access this templates elsewhere?
    Please, please help me!
    Thanks in advance
    Ingrid

  10. I, too, am interested in the NYB and would love to access the templates you all used to create your beautiful blocks. Please contact me and let me know if it is still possible to gain access to the templates and if so, how. Thank you so much!

  11. I have only just found this quilt along after reading the Elm Creek Quilting series by Jennifer Chiaverini.
    By the time I scrolled down to the date I was distraught to find it was last year!
    Any chance of obtaining the patterns please??

  12. I have only just found this quilt along after reading the Elm Creek Quilting series by Jennifer Chiaverini.
    By the time I scrolled down to the date I was distraught to find it was last year!
    Any chance of obtaining the patterns please??
    michrichbloch at yahoo dot com dot au

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