A fresh look and creative take on the versatile New York Beauty block. Bold, high-contrast colors and unusual outer shapes take the already elevated drama of the New York Beauty to an even higher level. The patterns and techniques use foundation piecing to produce perfect points on the spiked arcs and apply traditional piecing methods for sewing the curved seams. The designs look complex but are in fact quite the opposite--often pairing a New York Beauty block with a simple Log Cabin or a Double Four-Patch for amazing results. It's the perfect book for the confident beginner-level quilter.