New York Beauty Quilts

A patchwork block known by several names: Rocky Mountain Road, Crown of Thorns and New York Beauty. Can be a challenge, but worth it.

Here are two of the many versions of this lovely block, one at the top of the page, and this simpler one:

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In the simple version, there is one arc of points, a corner quarter circle, and the outer corner.

It is most easily produced using foundation paper piecing, and I provide you with a PDF for both blocks on the Patterns page. The arc is pieced with that method and the rest by traditional piecing.

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New York Beauty Quilts

Set straight, block to block

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Rotated to make diagonal rows

(the road set)

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More complex designs

Using many fabrics and both blocks

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Wonderful medallion setting

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On point version

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See some beauty-ful quilts on this Pinterest board

Pattern Sheets

Patterns are provided as three page foundation paper piecing.

Have fun!

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1 comment

  • Comment Link sandra collins Tuesday, 23 April 2013 07:52 posted by sandra collins

    this is a stunning quilt I have made 2 quilts with this block so far & I do them by hand for some hand work
    great pattern thanks
    sandra collins nz

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