This is the ‘Starshine Beauty’ block from EQ’s library.  The layout started out to be ‘Stars – 15′ from EQ’s layout library but the resulting quilt was ‘way too busy.  I eliminated the outer row of triangular and diamond shaped blocks from the layout and enlarged the remaining blocks to fill the space.  There!  More what I had in mind.

I am NOT a fan of New York Beauty blocks.  I do think the block would be easy and fun to sew but the resulting quilts just don’t appeal to me.  This is probably another case of “If-I-ever-MADE-one-I’d-change-my-mind” and then love quilts made with this block.

Sunnyside, Washington