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New York Beauty Block D4

© 2006 Donna Duquette

I designed this block to compliment the blocks used for the New York Beauty challenge on the quilting forum. Feel free to this design for your personal use. The foundations for this block begin on the next page. The foundations have not been numbered. Simply start at one end of the arc and work your way to the other end. Following the foundations, you’ll find a key block diagram and the templates to complete the block. Assembly Tips: Print out this entire file on 20 lb paper using an inkjet printer. This is the cheap paper, and the thinner the better. The easiest way I’ve found to make the templates is to use a glue stick and glue paper templates down to a piece of cardstock (manila folders work great for this). Then just cut them out and you’re good to go. I usually cut the templates on the stitching line so that when I trace them I have the stitching line drawn on the fabric. If you do this, just remember to cut 1/4” away from the line. You can also cut your templates on the cutting line and just match up your raw edges when you sew everything together. It’s up to you! Lay your templates and foundation pieces together and mark some registration marks on them. The points on the foundation pieces are very convenient to use for matching the pieces. Remove the papers from your foundation sections before you piece the block. When sewing the curved seams, be sure to match your seam lines or edges carefully and use plenty of pins for a smooth curve.




Pattern for "NYB-D4" as 8.00 by 8.00 (inches) block, printed from EQ5!

Pattern for 8.00x8.00 block Key Block (21/50 actual size) A W U S Q O I M J D1 C1 N B1 L K H I1 H1 Y E1 P F1 T R D J1 J1 V X I1 B G1 C H1

E Z Y A1 Z F D



Templates printed from EQ5!