Monday, July 19, 2021

Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler

C&T Publishing has been kind enough to send books my way for review, so let's take a look at the Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler book (affiliate link) by Cinzia White and have a little giveaway.

quilt book cover

Now, I always thought that the New York Beauty quilts had something to do with the Statue of Liberty. Sounds reasonable, as the blocks resemble the statue's crown. 

Turns out, the block with it's distinctive curves and points originated in the Southern United States. It was only after Mountain Mist released a block pattern by the New York Beauty name, plus several winning quilts using the block in the 1930's, that the block design and New York Beauty became synonymous. Check out this New York Beauty post from Willy Wonka Quilts to read more.

In the Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler book, there's certainly a lot more than one block design. This is, after all, a sampler quilt, with a total of 54 blocks. That would certainly keep one busy!

block list from a quilt book

The above picture is just an overview - head over to the Dazzling New York Beauty affiliate link to see further block detail, more than what I can provide here.

All of the blocks are foundation pieced, with full-size templates included. Cinzia even recommends using freezer paper for easy construction - my favorite! 

Along with the instructions for making this beautiful quilt,

quilt with curves and spikes

there are also other ideas for table runners and wall hangings. There's so much one can do with a New York Beauty block.

Would you like to make a New York Beauty quilt? For one lucky reader, I'm giving away a copy of the Dazzling New York Beauty Sampler book. Contest is open to those in the continental US only (no Alaska, Hawaii, or international - sorry).

Enter now thru midnight, Thursday July 22 via the Rafflecopter widget. Winner will be announced at Midweek Makers next week.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck!

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  1. that would be a good one to win will check out your links

  2. I've always wanted to make a New York Beauty piece. I had no idea of the history of the name. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  3. I spent time in the 26th Army Band stationed at Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island in the mid-70's and we made a couple of trips to Liberty Island to play for various happenings at the time. Didn't get to stick around to go through it, but still a fun time. (And I LOVE Cinzia White!! I have her other book.)

  4. The last quilt kit my mother gave to me before she died was a New York Beauty wall quilt. I've loved NYB blocks and quilts ever since. This would be a great book to own for my quilting library.

  5. I entered your giveaway. I have never entered one before. I love paperpiecing, but have not done a new york beauty. I also love sampler quilts and have made many samplers. This would combine many of my loves into one. Thanks for the opportunity to enter and a chance to win.

  6. Paper piecing is one of my favorites, and I love sampler quilts where you learn new techniques. New York Beauty in sampler quilt of patriot fabrics = WINNER!

  7. I'd love to win this book. I had never thought of New York Beauty being a sampler quilt. Paper piecing certainly has it's rightful place in the quilt universe! I've made my own several times to get perfection!

  8. A New York Beauty is on my list of quilts to be made. The book looks wonderful! Thanks!


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