First things first - the Beauty...
No fairy tale, no Disney story, no! This is the story of a pattern by Helen Stubbings from Hugs from Helen. She was asking readers of her blog to suggest names for her new quilt.
"Belle of the Ball" was what I suggested and she liked it, so I got the pattern as a sweet "thank you" from her. You should have a look at this beauty. I envy those who can see it in reality but the pictures say a lot already.
So, where does the Beast come into play, then?