Monday, March 14, 2011
“Petite New York Beauty” was inspired by the 2008 Q.U.I.L.T.S. (Quilters United in Learning Together Schenectady) raffle quilt, a full size bed quilt using the same pattern. This 11 and ¾ inch square piece has over 150 pieces of fabric. I used the 2 and 5/8inch sample blocks as the paper-piecing foundations from Karen Stone’s book “New York Beauty.” It is machine quilted on my Viking home machine.
In October 2009 , “Petite New York Beauty” won a First Place award in the Miniature Quilts Category at the Empire QuiltFest. Miniature quilts are defined as any quilt 24 inches or less in length and in width with all aspects of the quilt reduced in scale. This is quite an honor as the Empire QuiltFest included over 200 quilts from numerous guilds in the eastern part of New York State. Then my "Petite New York Beauty" traveled to the Vermont Quilt Festival (VQF) in the Summer of 2010, and earned 83 points (the ribbon cut off is 85 points). I was thrilled as VQF is one of the oldest and most competitive quilt shows drawing from the USA, Canada and abroad. Finally, this quilt went to my local guild show and earned a First Place.
My husband likes "Petite New York Beauty" so much that he has requested a series created in different color palettes. We will see about that!
Meanwhile, here is the link for the Vermont Quilt Festival Contest Winners 2010: