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:


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.


New York Beauty Quilts

Set straight, block to block


Rotated to make diagonal rows

(the road set)


More complex designs

Using many fabrics and both blocks


Wonderful medallion setting


On point version


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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