Thursday, June 16, 2022

New York Beauty Blog Hop and Drawing





                                    Blue Moons by Connie Kauffman  40" x 40"

New York Beauties! I hope you have been enjoying the Island Batik Ambassador New York Beauty Blog Hop so far.  Today is my day to post and I'm happy to show you my New York Beauty Blue Moons.

This was a great challenge.  I love New York Beauty blocks.  Traditionally the New York Beauty block is made with spiked quarter circles in a square or rectangular block. This block can be made in many variations and I like them all!  It was hard to pick what to make - but first I had to start with the fabrics.

Island Batik sent me a Surprise bundle in the January box that I was to use in this challenge.  I couldn't show you until now because the fabrics were not in the stores yet.    The fabrics I received are the Snowsicle Collection by Kathy Engle.


These are a lovely soft blending of blues.  They remind me of the colors of snow at dusk when everything is shimmery blues.

I love these fabrics but I was a bit stumped at first on how to use them with the New York Beauty block.  Most of the New York Beauty quilts I had seen were with bright and brilliant color combinations.  Many of the quilts remind me of Mexico, fireworks and fiestas.  It took me a while to think more in terms of cool, moon lit nights.

Once I got in the mind set with the collection of blues I enjoyed working with them.  I found one block pattern and used it for all of the blocks with some minor pattern variations.  I also varied the color placement.  The colors all blend so nicely it was fun to see how many different ways I could make the blocks.  

I made 16 blocks with variations of inner borders and a slender triangle pieced outer border.  I used 18 of the 20 fabrics in the collection.  Corner buttons are an added touch.

A variety of Westalee Rulers were helpful in quilting on my domestic machine.


Two colors of Aurifil blended wonderfully with the fabrics.


Hobbs batting and Schmetz needles were also used to make the quilt.






Aren't the fabrics lovely!  I'm having a drawing for a variety of 22 10" squares and almost a full half yard of one of the darker prints in the Snowsicle collection.



Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite colors to work with to be entered into my drawing.  
USA entries only due to postage costs.  I will select a winner at the end of the blog hop.

Be sure and enter the Island Batik drawing this week for their bundles of beautiful fabrics.

Follow along each day to see what the other Ambassadors have been creating. Be sure and visit Denise Looney today to see what she made with her Snowsicle collection.



Thanks to Island Batik, Aurifil Thread,  Hobbs Batting and Schmetz needles for suppling product to use in this project.



 







35 comments:

  1. Your quilt is lovely! My have liked shades of purple for a long time. Now I am using a lot of red, white, & blue and pastels in a mix of colors. petuniakr@aol.com

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  2. So pretty, Connie! Blue Moons is a very fitting name for this gorgeous quilt and fabric collection!

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  3. Wow your quilt is gorgeous. I love the movement. These fabrics look like a lot of fun to play with. I love working with so many colors. But I guess my favorites are Pinks, Purples and Blues quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  4. Stunning finish. This was one of my favorite collections.

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  5. What an awesome quilt!! I love it!! Blues just like these in your quilt are always my first go to's for favorite colors to work with! This is one of the prettiest New York Beauties I have ever seen!!

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  6. Beautiful quilt - love the blues - fabulous!!!

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  7. Wow, gorgeous quilt! That Snowsicle line might just have to come home with me!

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  8. This is gorgeous! My favorite colors are black, white, gray, and red. But I do enjoy working with all colors!
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  9. I love the New York Beauty in these colors! I have never made a Beauty, but this inspires me to try one. I usually enjoy working in blues and greens but this colorway rings my chimes!

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  10. Your quilt is very lovely! I like blue the best!

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  11. Beautiful quilt and fabrics; I really want to try a NY Beauty quilt

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  12. I’m always drawn to the crisp cool colors of blue! I love how you blended them in this New York Beauty❣️ Love this line of fabric especially with the snow angels😊

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  13. Love your quilt. I love scrap quilts so I work with all the colors. I don't have a favorite, but right now I am making a purple and gold quilt for a granddaughter (her college colors). I do have a redwork UFO. I have a plan to make a BoHo Heart quilt with all the primary and secondary colors. I have been gathering the fabrics for it.

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  14. I love working with 30s repros especially the pinks and blues.

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  15. I love working with teals and blues. Though I recently finished a quilt with purples and teals and love that as well! Beautiful fabrics and your quilt looks so nice.

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  16. I don't have any favorite colors, but I love working with neutrals because there is so much you can do with them.

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  17. Stunning! I love the variation of the arcs, and how you used the shades. Beautifully done. I love blue and purple. Maybe purple first, then blue, lol

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  18. I love the colors used in this quilt. It gives me a calming feeling when I look at it.

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  19. So gorgeous, Connie! I love, love, love your quilt! Have a great day.

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  20. Beautiful quilt and fabrics! I love blues and greens! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Your quilt is gorgeous. I like working with burgundy and navy.

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  22. Judging by my stash, it's blues, although I would have red or pink. I guess it depends on my mood. I'm hard to pin down. :) wordygirl@earthlink.net

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  23. I love anything bright, so batiks are right up my alley. I love your version of the New York Beauty!

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  24. Margaret KennedyJune 21, 2022 at 5:10 PM

    I really like blues and purples.

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  25. I like all the jewel tone from blues to magentas!

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  26. I really love fall colors and it goes well with my bedroom.

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  27. Beautiful quilt! Blue Moons is a perfect name and really showcases this collection. I’ve always been partial to purple and teal, but seem to be on a blue and white binge right now. These fabrics are perfect for an upcoming quilt I have planned. Thank you for a chance to win these beauties.

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  28. Your quilt is stunning! My favorite colors are green and blue, and I haven't used many snowy colors. You used them masterfully to create this striking New York Beauty.

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  29. You made a beautiful quilt, Connie. It has a soothing vibe. Blue Moons suits well. I love warm colors - gold, orange, red, pink. They energize me and make bright quilts that exude happiness. Blues soothe while yellows energize.

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  30. Beautiful quilt. I like to work with shades of blue.
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  31. I absolutely love this! This pattern looks like it was made for these fabrics or vice versa! It looks like there are actual icicles made with Snowsicle.

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    1. Oops I never actually answered your question. I really like working with burgundy or maroon. Usually as a pop of color.

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