This stunning design is based on a variation of a traditional New York Beauty Block. The sharp curves are appliquéd rather than pieced, thus avoiding sewing a curved seam. Spikes are foundation pieced.
Finished Size: 80 cm (32 ") across
Please choose ACTUAL SIZE from the print options to ensure that your templates print to the correct size.
Materials Required (115cm - 45" cotton)
.75 m (3/4 yard) gold print for centre and outer spikes
.5m (1/2 yard) black floral print for arch bands; (if using
same print for bias binding, then an additional .5m (1/2
yard) of this print is required.)
.25 m (1/4 yard) red origami print for inner spikes
.5 m (1/2 yard) dark red floral print for outer background
.5 m (1/2 yard) black origami print for outer background
.5 m (1/2 yard) cream/gold print for centre
1.25m (1-1/4 yard) backing
95cm square (38”) of batting (thin cotton used in sample)
3 m (3-1/2 yards) purchased or self-made bias binding
Sewing and quilting thread to match*
Glue stick (a regular Elmer’s or 3M glue stick is fine,
nothing special is required)
*Sample is quilted with YLI Fine Metallic, Gold, and YLI
Silk #30 weight, Natural. YLI Wonder Invisible (Clear) is
used for the blindstitch appliqué.