Patchwork of the Crosses

Lucy Boston was an English author most famous for her Green Knowe series for children. I remember my third grade elementary teacher reading at least one of the books aloud to our class. Lucy also made patchwork quilts and coverlets using English Paper Piecing methods. One of her more recognizable quilts is Patchwork of the Crosses [POTC] made using an elongated hexagon shape. You can read more about Lucy Boston here and more about Lucy’s house–made famous by the books–here.

I do not use English Paper Piecing methods to hand piece my POTC blocks. I use Inklingo to print the hexagon templates on the wrong side of my fabrics. I also use the Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses Collection to print freezer paper hexagon templates for my method of fussy cutting the fabric for my block centers.

cover-POTC-hex-1-115Patchwork of the Crosses Shape Collection

POTC-1-edge-shapesThe Inklingo Shape Collection includes the edge pieces needed to finish the edges of your quilt just like the original.

Patchwork of the Crosses Book
[Note: Not necessary but the information it contains is helpful. Centerfold is a full color photo of the original quilt.]

POTC-combo-cover-115Patchwork of the Crosses Shape Collection and Book Combo Pack

Photos of some of my blocks






I think I have around 40 of the 56 blocks done to date but I don’t have them all pressed and their pictures taken yet.




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My focus in 2017:

Sewing in 2017

  • 1 Year of Stitches embroidery project
  • Hexiflowers (aka Grace's Garden)
  • Death Star pillow
  • Tonopah Nevada topographical map
  • 1855 Wales Center map
  • Winnie the Pooh map
  • Ethan's Quilt
  • Thea's Quilt
  • Rachelle Fae CQ block
  • Machine quilting with a walking foot

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