Finished size: 80" x 92"
New York Beauties in all of their majesty have been an inspirational quilt block for Valori Wells, who designed this quilt for 2007 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show raffle quilt. She took the NYB 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. In this High Desert Version, we shifted the background fabrics to a selection of creams and beiges, and made the "sunburst" shapes several different colors: sage green, dusty purple, old gold, and rusty brown. These colors reflect the lovely shades we see in the high desert around Central Oregon.
Pattern and all fabrics for the top are included. Foundation papers are included for the New York Beauty blocks. For the center sections in the blocks, you will either use the paper pattern provided or make a pattern from it out of template plastic.
To complete this quilt you will need: 5 1/2 yards backing and 86" x 104" batting.