New York Beauty

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I finally did it. I followed the instructions for the traditional method of doing the curves and it worked. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try it, it is not as difficult as you think.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton for top
  • 100& cotton flannelette for back and Cotton and Bamboo batting

Q&A with Ladymax

Peggy Martin asked:
Love how you arranged your blocks - very original! Nice worksmanship, too - your curves look great!
Ladymax answered:
Thank you for your kind remarks. For two years I have been trying to find what type of quilting was best for me. It would seem that paper piecing has won. Many thanks for your help in my journey. I will continue to do regular piecing at times, but will always return to paper piecing.
QuiltDude asked:
I am totally impressed with your quilt! Your points are so sharp, and the curves are nice and smooth. You are one up on me, Ladymax - I don't think I am ready to take on the NYBeauty block, but you have done a wonderful job! And turning one corner givesmit that unique wow factor. Love it.
Ladymax answered:
Hey Dude, thanks so much. I was really scared to start this one, because unlike you have never really done any curved stitching. I have to tell you that I did not know my sewing machine would go that slow, but I did it. I really love paper piecing, but I am not sure that I will ever do a New York Beauty again. I am so proud of the curves.
kathidav11865193 asked:
You scored!!! That's a beauty,congratulations on stepping out of your comfort zone and doing this.You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments. Kathi
Ladymax answered:
Many many thanks to you.
Peggy Martin asked:
Glad that you discovered paper piecing!! I'm pretty hooked on it, too (no surprise there!) I still do traditional piecing and some applique, but I do love the great results that come about so easily with paper piecing - it is so rewarding.
Ladymax answered:
Many thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of quilting.