Blue Pool Quilt Kit featuring Island Batiks and Paprika Pattern by Valori Wells
Blue Pool Paprika Quilt Kit
New York Beauties in all of their majesty have been an inspirational quilt block for Valori Wells, who designed this quilt to be the 2007 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show raffle quilt. She took the block, elongated it, and extended the points into a sunrise shape and a large rectangle. When the shapes are joined together, they create flower-like shapes that you might see in the garden. In the original version, reds were chosen for the points, with rich brown tones in the background. The narrow pieced sashing is stitched as strips and cut apart to create small blocks of color. Green was added to the palette in these strips as an accent color. Our current version "Blue Pool" features a selection of Island Batiks fabric in creams, blues, and greens, reminiscent of Tamolitch Blue Pool, a gorgeous gem-like body of water on the McKenzie River Trail in the Oregon Cascades.