Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Hearted Beauties Release

I have always wanted to make a New York Beauty Quilt. Whenever I spy one whether it's at a quilt show or on the net, they catch my eye.

'Hearted Beauties' is what happened after I played with designing my own New York Beauty blocks in a heart shape. Why a heart shape? Because I thought it might be neat to see what they looked like. Of course those hearts needed a setting and a quilt pattern was born.

Hearted Beauties

The Heart blocks are paper pieced, the rest of the quilt uses traditional piecing.

The quilt back shows how I quilted it. I quilted this with all Aurifil threads. It's a good thing I have a nice stash of them.
Those large open spaces left plenty of room for some custom quilting. You can do as much or as little as you want.

A big thanks goes out to my testers.  Wendy of  Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life, you can find her on @piecefulwendy and Lauren who posts on IG @letospassion.

Wendy's version

Lauren's version I like how she has turned the hearts so they point into the centre

You can purchase a copy from my Etsy shop. Hearted Beauties is on sale for the rest of April.


piecefulwendy said...

Your quilting is gorgeous, Cindy! I love the border on Lauren's version too!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a delightful take on a New York Beauty block. Congratulations on the release, Cindy!

Sandra Walker said...

Wow, Cindy this is a showstopper!!! Design AND quilting! I love how your testers interpreted the pattern too. I'm with you on the NY Beauty; I have a few blocks made from over 10 years ago, percolating... Really should do it, like several other started or fabric purchased for, ones...

Jayne said...

I love how you used the New York Beauty in the hearts. Such a unique design and you executed it beautifully! From the hearts, to the traditional piecing and the quilting (which is stunning!)...a gorgeous work of art!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Wow...great pattern. Congratulations.

Janice Holton said...

Wow! Those hearts! That quilting! What a stunner!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

How clever. Love this interpretation of the New York Beauty!

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