Monday, June 13, 2022

New York Beauty Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello!  Welcome to my day of the Island Batik Ambassador New York Beauty blog hop!  This is my quilt.

Disclaimer:  The products used to make this quilt were given to me by Island Batik and industry partners.
This month's challenge and blog hop was to make a New York Beauty quilt using our "surprise" package fabrics that we received in our January Ambassador boxes.  

I was lucky enough to receive Pumpkin Spice.  This collection was designed by Kathy Engle for Sarah Fabian, Quilt Basket.  It is gorgeous!  The purples, golds, greens and more are saturated with Island Batik color, and the patterns feature pumpkins, ravens, curling vines and other fabulous designs.  I'm in love!  I'm giving away some of this collection at the end of my post.  Read on.

New York Beauty quilts typically feature curved blocks with paper pieced points.  This is one of the arcs I made for my quilt.  I designed my blocks in EQ8.  If you own Electric Quilt 8 and you've never tried designing one of these, it's really quite easy and fun.  They have a special section for drawing "arc" blocks.  I highly recommend trying it out.  

Here's one of my completed blocks.  I had a great time mixing up the Pumpkin Spice fabrics for the points and rainbows.  The neutral fabric I used is Rice.  I had a 6 yard cut and I used most of it for this project.

After I put all the blocks together, I cut squares from each fabric and sewed them into strips for one of the borders.

I made another pieced border with more paper piecing via these triangle strips.

When my top was all together and it was time to quilt I chose this light purple Aurifil thread.  It's #2562.  

Ragamuffin supervised.  "When is my new snuggle quilt going to be ready?" she wanted to know.

I quilted a loopy meander over the surface of the quilt with my favorite, Schmetz needles.

I used Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton for the batting.  It's wonderful!

It looks like summertime on my front porch.

I used this Island Batik blender fabric for the backing. 

I made the binding from two of the green Pumpkin Spice fabrics.

So lovely!

New York Beauty
Quilt Stats:
Finished Quilt Size:  58-1/2" x 70-1/2"
Block Size:  12" x 12"
Fabric:  Pumpkin Spice and Rice by Island Batik
Batting:  Hobbs 80/20 Bleached Cotton
Thread:  Aurifil 2562
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

Here's my giveaway!  I'm giving 5" charms of 19 of the fabrics from the Pumpkin Spice collection.  To enter my giveaway, simply leave a comment below (scroll to the end of this post) with an idea for the name of my quilt.  I'll draw a winner randomly at the end of the hop.  Please be sure I have a way to contact you, should you be the lucky one.

In addition to my giveaway, please visit the Island Batik Blog for a chance to win a precut bundle of Savannah or Santorini fabric from their new collections!

Please visit my blog hop partner, Maryellen @ Mary Mack Made Mine to see what she made with the Pumpkin Spice fabric collection.  I'm including a list of the complete blog hop below.

June 6:

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail
Elizabeth DeCroos, Epida Studio

June 7:

Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts
Andi Stanfield, True Blue Quilts

June 8:

Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

June 9:

Jennifer Fulton, Inquiring Quilter
Mania Hatziioannidi, Mania for Quilts

June 10:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway

June 13:

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations
Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine

June 14:

Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum

June 15:

Michelle Roberts, Creative Blonde Gifts
Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion

June 16:

Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese
Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs

June 17:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway

June 20:

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia
Brianna Roberts, Sew Cute and Quirky

June 21:

Gail Renna, Quilt Haven Threads
Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts

June 22:

Megan Best, Bestquilter
Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights

June 23:

Suzy Webster, Websterquilt
Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

June 24:

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3 and Giveaway

June 27:

Jane Hauprich, Stitch by Stitch Custom Quilting
Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! I would name it Pumpkin Pie or New York Pie!

  2. Oh man. I am not good at picking names. I love the movement in your quilt and it looks so light and airy. How about "Summer Fun". Thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you, Bonnie. I was stuck on a name for this one, too. This is fun to see everyone's ideas.

  3. wow I love this quilt. it is beautiful in its simplicity. thanks for sharing and inspiring. A title? Hmmm how about Autumn Vines

  4. Harvest Wave or Harvest Pie or Harvest Banner

  5. I love the colors in this. The points and arcs remind me of eyelashes, so going off that for a name.....New York Beauty Lashes

    1. Thank you. The Pumpkin Spice fabrics are so yummy! And I agree with you. It looks like eyelashes to me, too.

  6. Lovely quilt!!! Autumn Beauty would be my contribution...pumpkins and all ...

  7. So, so pretty. The name that came to me was Island Spice.

    1. Thank you so much! That is a pretty suggestion for the name.

  8. I really love this fabric and quilt. I would call it Spiced Beauty

  9. I love what you have done with the collection, it doesn't even look like the same fabrics. It's a beautiful finish.

  10. Your quilt reminded me of walking along a path on a summer day, so I thought of the name "Walking on Sunshine"

  11. I showed the quilt to my husband and he thought of "Eyelash". You could go with "New York Eyelash".

  12. Perhaps "Spicy Beauty" for a name.

    1. Hello Gene! Thank you for the name suggestion.

  13. I love your quilt! I do see the eye lashes, but I also see the links in a chain. The only name that comes to mind is: Linking up.

  14. I told myself I would not be able to choose a favorite quilt from this blog hop....but you may have proven me wrong. ;)

    1. You flatter me, Anne. There are so many more inspiring quilts to come by the other ambassadors. I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

  15. Somehow the quilt reminded me of a desert - so "Desert Blooms". I love how you alternated the direction of the arcs.

    1. Thank you Diantha. This quilt was fun to design and make.

  16. I think I would call it "Autumn Spice" after the fabric line. Beautiful quilt!!

  17. I love this quilt! It really opens up the darker fabrics and lets them shine. Because it reminds me of eyelashes I think I'd call it "Wink".

  18. I love your quilt especially the border. It does look like eyelashes but I was thinking Spikey Goddess.

    1. Thank you, GranChris. That is a super cool name suggestion!

  19. I love your quilt. It does look like Eyelashes. Also reminds me of a Goddess or a Snake.

  20. When I look at the finished quilt I see broken chain links, so I would call it, "Freeing Liberty."

  21. Beautiful quilt! I thought of fall walks when I first looked at it, like a walk on the NY Highline. So maybe Autumn on the HIgh Line or Walk the High Line

  22. Jennifer this is a beautiful quilt and the fabric is perfect. Your quilt makes me think of the shimmering “Heat Waves” we get when the weather warms up as it is in so much of America right now so that is my suggestion for the name. 😉

  23. Absolutely gorgeous, Jennifer!! I love this on the light background and that purple is one of my favorite Aurifil threads! I actually used it in my quilt!

  24. I think this design is a fun take on New York Beauty. Scattering Sunshine might be a good name.

  25. I love your quilt! It reminds me of ribbons! I would call it Autumn Ribbons!

  26. I love your interpretation of a NYB. I suggest “Summer Heat Waves.” May be influenced by our humid 90’s......

  27. I love the swirly lines in your beautiful quilt! I'd name this New York Spice. Thanks for sharing the quilt's story, and thanks for offering this beautiful giveaway! pk_sews at yahoo dot com

  28. Very pretty quilt! I might call it "Chutes and Ladders"

  29. Margaret KennedyJune 21, 2022 at 5:04 PM

    "Santorini Serpentine"

  30. How about Heat Wave or Autumn Curves?
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  31. It is a beautiful finish, Jennifer. You put in so much work with all the extra points in the borders. I can see that you really enjoyed working with these fabrics. If it was up to me, I'd name it Dreaming of Doritos...because all the pointy orange/yellow things remind me of Doritos :-D