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UFO Watch: New York Beauty

All the buzz about Bill Volckening’s soon-to-be-released book New York Beauty, Quilts from the Volckening Collection, published by Quiltmania in France, has inspired me to revisit the New York Beauty blocks I started making seven or eight years ago.

Here is one of my blocks . . .

NYB block 1
. . . and another:

NYC block 2
The designs for these blocks and 28 more are from the book New York Beauty: Traditional Blocks with Contemporary Variations, self-published by Karen K. Stone in 1995 (out of print now, I believe.) It contains paper foundations and freezer paper templates meant to be removed from the book.  If the quiltmaker makes all 30 blocks shown in the book, there won’t be much left of the book!

I made 18 different blocks before putting the project aside. Just now I randomly stuck them up on my design wall:

NYB blocks to date 3-2015
Judging from some of the fabrics I see, this is one of my oldest UFOs. My collection of black, white, grey, and red fabrics has grown substantially since I last worked on this project!

I think it’s time to get back on track with my New York Beauty, don’t you?





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