new york beauty

In October and November managed to get 5 long-standing projects to the finished top stage. Some quilters call them “flimsies” but I don’t like using that word to describe something as wonderful as a finished quilt top. (Just my opinion.) I had set a goal to finish 5 projects before year end, but I should be able to finish up 3 more before the end of the next week — potentially 8 finishes. Granted they are machine pieced and were in various stages of being completed, but I am feeling quite proud of my accomplishment especially since I hadn’t done much quilting in the 12 proceeding months.

Perhaps I am a bit overconfident — inspired by my recent finishes — but I’m setting a goal to finish 15 projects in 2015. Here’s the list in no particular order:

  1. Priscilla’s Beauty – hand pieced blocks with applique
  2. Case of the Secret Garden – hand pieced blocks
  3. Crazy Quilt block – Alaskan cruise class project
  4. Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) – old class sample
  5. Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) – hand pieced
  6. Hexiflowers – hand pieced
  7. Rachelle – hand pieced blocks
  8. Colonial Garden
  9. Patriots in Petticoats – machine pieced
  10. Sun, Moon & Stars – appliqued blocks machine pieced
  11. 9 Patch Leader/Ender with Heart – machine pieced with applique
  12. Thea’s Baby Quilt – machine pieced
  13. Ethan’s New Quilt – machine pieced [same as Thea’s with different backing and binding]
  14. Scrappy Log Cabin – machine pieced
  15. Scrap Baskets – machine pieced / appliqued handles & hearts

While I was working on this post, Linda posted a photo to the Inklingo Facebook page. Yes! That’s the look I want to see 15 times this year.  (hahaha)




Priscilla Priscilla’s Beauty is a 5-color, 6-fabric quilt in a horizontal setting. It measures 69 x 69 inches. I have a smaller version of this quilt started. I got bogged down in the pomegranate applique—I have too many applique projects going!

This design uses the Inklingo New York Beauty #2 and 6″ Sunflower Collections. I colored the blocks in EQ7 with fabrics from Stonehenge by Northcott.

Pricilla Williamson is a second great aunt and one of Jane’s daughters. She was born in 1861 but I lose sight of her after the 1870 Census. Both of her parents are gone by 1880 and she could be living with other relatives or even married by the 1880 Census. Either way, I thought a New York Beauty quilt should be hers.


Priscilla’s Beauty

69 x 69 inches

3934-195 Stonehenge3934-195 Stonehenge White

3934-253934-25 Stonehenge Burgundy

3951-23 Stonehenge3951-23 Stonehenge Pink

3954-2003954-200 Stonehenge Light Green

3954-1603954-160 Stonehenge Medium Green

3954-197 Stonehenge3954-197 Stonehenge Yellow

Purchase and download:

Inklingo New York Beauty #2 Collection

Inklingo 6” Sunflower Collection

Sunflower Design Book

The Inklingo Handbook

Cheat Sheet

(Download from website or print from collection)

For more information about Inklingo, click here.

Copy the information below to a printed Cheat Sheet.
To figure fabric yardage, see the section “Planning a Quilt” in the Inklingo collection.




# of Shapes

Cut & Print

Page # in shape collection

Fabric 1

Corner 36 9] 7 x 14.75″ NYB #2: 20 & 21
Triangle 1 180 9] 8.25 x 10″ NYB #2: 22 & 23
Triangle 3 36 3] 8 x 7.5″ NYB #2: 26 & 27
3 x 9″ Block Sashing 9 3.5 x 9.5″


3 x 6″ Block Sashing 18 3.5 x 6.5″


6 x 15″ Appliqued Sashing 24 6.5 x 15.5″ [Minimum size as some like to add extra for shrinkage when appliqueing]


Fabric 2

Triangle 2 216 9] 7.75 x 10.25″ NYB #2: 24 & 25
Outer Triangle 1 256 4] 7.25 x 11.5″ &
1] 5.5 x 11.75″
6″ Sunflower: 38 & 39
Outer Pomegranate Sections 144 Priscilla’s Beauty Sashing Applique PDF


Pomegranate Center 48 Priscilla’s Beauty Sashing Applique PDF


Fabric 3

Triangle 4 180 6] 7.5 x 12.5″
NYB #2: 28 & 29
Triangle 6 36 sets 3] 5.25 x 10″ NYB #2: 32 & 33
Diamond 1 256 4] 8.5 11.5″ &
2] 5 x 6.25″
6″ Sunflower: 30 & 31
Inner Pomegranate Sections 144 Priscilla’s Beauty Sashing Applique PDF


Fabric 4
Light Green
Small Arc 36 3] 8.5 x 8.75″ NYB #2: 34 & 35
Background Half 32 8] 8.5 x 11.5″ 6″ Sunflower: 20 & 21
Leaves 144 Priscilla’s Beauty Sashing Applique PDF


Binding Strips 8 strips



Fabric 5
Medium Green

Triangle 5 216 6] 8.5 x 10″ NYB #2: 30 & 31
Inner Triangle 1 256 8] 5.25 x 7.25″ 6″ Sunflower: 34 & 35
1/4 or 3/8″ Bias Stem


Priscilla’s Beauty Sashing Applique PDF


Fabric 6
Quarter Circle 36 3] 8 x 10.75″ NYB #2: 36 & 37
Circle 16 2] 6.25 x 12.5″ 6″ Sunflower: 24 & 25

Want to check my math? The Pricilla’s Beauty Math PDF is here.

 Quilt blocks are pictured on the Math PDF.

Be sure to check my New York Beauties Pinterest board for more quilty New York Beauty inspiration!


There is so much more to be done. [sigh – sorry – whining] Also trying to work more diligently on all my current projects. I was only working on two at a time but found that I was sometimes going days without working on anything. I was not getting anything done in that mode. I was thinking if I limited myself to two projects at a time, I would power through until I got them done. Obviously that is not how I work. LOL I need to have five or six projects going so I can rotate them. Which is not a problem when you live in one place. When you pick up and move to a new location every week or two, it becomes cumbersome dragging around everything you need for six projects.

That was another reason why I was trying to work on only two projects at a time. Easier to tote two projects around. I have decided to empty my suitcase and use it for my projects and carry a large tote bag for clothes and other necessities as I move from house to house. That way I will have my current projects and HOPEFULLY will be more motivated to keep working! I feel like I have spent the last year doing very little in the way of quilting and it shows in my list of finishes.

At the top of my blog you will see a tab called, Handwork. It has a drop down menu with my projects listed. So while I will be posting pictures here of work-in-progress, you will be able to see the latest picture of each project there. At least that is the plan…

I have been working a little bit on my design that I am calling Pomegranate Jam.

Pomegranate Jam designed in EQ7

Pomegranate Jam designed in EQ7

I am doing one that is one quarter of this size. I have all the arcs pieced for both the New York Beauty and Sunflower blocks. I used the 6 inch Sunflower and NY Beauty 02 Inklingo collections and created my own pomegranate applique.


Hand pieced 6 inch block from the New York Beauty 02 Inklingo Collection

Hand pieced 6 inch block from the New York Beauty 02 Inklingo Collection

Hand pieced 6 inch block from the Inklingo Sunflower Collection

Hand pieced 6 inch block from the Inklingo Sunflower Collection

The NYB blocks are going together beautifully but I am not happy with my centers on the Sunflowers. [Am I whining again?] I am going to applique the centers on after I stitch the two halves together rather than trying to piece the centers. I can get a smoother edge that way I think.


My focus in 2017:

Sewing in 2017

  • 1 Year of Stitches embroidery project
  • Hexiflowers (aka Grace's Garden)
  • Death Star pillow
  • Tonopah Nevada topographical map
  • 1855 Wales Center map
  • Winnie the Pooh map
  • Ethan's Quilt
  • Thea's Quilt
  • Rachelle Fae CQ block
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot

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