New York Beauty Patchwork Block with Sue Rhodes

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New York Beauty Patchwork Block with Sue Rhodes

Sue shares an interesting modern way of strip piecing this traditional patchwork block.


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The New York Beauty block is believed to have been created to represent the crown of spikes on the head of the Statue of Liberty that stands at the entrance to New York Harbour.

Sue knows how to make a series of New York Beauty foundation pieced blocks quickly on the sewing machine in a form of continuous foundation piecing and now shares this with us.

She shows how to attach the two arcs of fabric to create the rest of the block.

Sue suggests that, if you like, you could add some embellishment. Also, she suggests embroidery stitches along the edge of the smaller arc. Particularly if you wanted to applique this onto the crown of spikes, rather than piece it on. You might like to consider the thermal thimbles to protect your fingers!

Sue added a rectangle and this traditional block become modern. She then works with a partial seam technique to create the twisted New York Beauty pattern.

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