New York Beauty Simplified - 01/14/2011
Reviewer: Kathy Niemann from Georgia
This is my VERY favorite block but I had found it too intimidating to make until this book. I like the settings/the contrast of light and dark, and the layering of the block itself. So many quilts with so many different looks. Half sun or full sun. Paper pieced techniques take a lot of the difficulty out of this very fantastic block.
New York Beauty Simplified - 01/11/2011
Reviewer: "Subversive Stitchers" blog from USA
New York Beauty Simplified by Linda J. Hahn may be just what you need to ease into points, paper piecing, and curved piecing. Linda, in her introduction reassures us Subversive Stitchers that "The technique you are about to learn is very un-traditional; we are going to break some rules. I have a very relaxed style and I do not like to stress or agonize. It is my opinion that quilting should be FUN and not stressful."
Circles, half circles, quarter circles, serpentine arrangements, and more fill this book. She also offers a variety of photos of many quilts to show off fabric choices. Perhaps it is simply my mood, my need for inspiration, but I found this book upbeat and easy to follow and most of all, calling to my creative urges to give it a try.