Saturday, February 27, 2016

Block no. 7 of the Patchwork of the Crosses

Since I have been back to work, I have less time to stitch and it took me all week to complete this block. Last Sunday, I was organizing my fat quarters and I came across these fabrics and thought that I would give them a try. This block is a bit darker and more dramatic than block no. 6. The first picture has the block on two different fabrics. The more solid fabric is the fabric I bought intending to use on the connector blocks. The second fabric, I ordered from Keep on Quilting online, and I love it. Now, I have a dilemma. I am going to make some practice connectors and see which fabric looks the best next to the blocks. I want a fabric that will accent the blocks, not, take the focus away from the block. I'll keep you updated on my choice. I do have to say that the darker fabric is a mottled color and much prettier than it looks in the picture.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Block No. 6 of Patchwork of the Crosses by Lucy Boston

I completed another block today. Each one is more and more enjoyable to create. I, also, got in the fabric that I am going to use for the connecting blocks. The fabric is a little darker than I thought it would be but I think that it is going to work. I'll make some elongated hexagons with it and give it a try. I am using a picture editing that I found for free and I am not sure I am liking it because the pictures seem to turn out blurry.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Patchwork of the Crosses Block No. 5

I really loved the materials that I chose for the newest block. I love birds and I love the muted colors of the block. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Patchwork of the crosses block number 4

I was going through my stash looking for more fabric combinations when I rediscovered a civil war fat quarter from Marcus Brothers fabrics. I decided to make it the focal point of this  patchwork cross. This cross is a bit darker than previous ones, but, I love the colors. Now on to choosing my next fabrics.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Block number 3

I completed my third block of Patchwork of the Crosses by Lucy Boston. I was going through my stash and I found a fat quarter with beautiful bouquets of tulips. I love tulips, so , I knew this was going to be the focal point of the block. After much deliberation and second guessing, I finally chose the other three fabrics for the block.  I posted it on Facebook and my friend, Jan,of featherweight quilting on etsy, showed me a picture of a block that she had made several years ago that had the same tulips! Amazing!
Because of the popularity and the sharing of my pics on the Facebook quilting groups, I decided I needed to download an app to label my pictures. The writing is in blue, Kentucky blue of course!
Now on to picking out fabrics for block number four!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Second Block

Today I completed the second block of the Patchwork of the Crosses. This block is not from a kit and I chose the fabrics. I love how the fabric in the middle looks like wood. There is a lot of symbolism in this block. I find myself humming, "The Old Rugged Cross" while looking at it. I plan on making a variety of blocks for this quilt but this block will be in the center of the quilt, just like Christ should be in the center of our lives. 

Patchwork of the Crosses by Lucy Boston

I am a member of quite a few quilting and cross stitching groups on Facebook. One of my fellow quilters posted a picture of the Patchwork of the Crosses quilt by Lucy Boston. I was smitten. It looked so beautiful and when I learned more about Lucy Boston, I decided that I needed to give this quilt a try. The Patchwork of the Crosses is an English Paper Pieced quilt using honeycombs (elongated hexagons) and squares. I did some research and ordered a book and then ordered a starter block kit on etsy from featherweight quilting. Featherweight quilting sent the kit and I was pleased with the fabric, papers, and acrylic template that came with it. I had surgery last Thursday, so , I had time to begin my endeavor. I completed my block from my kit and it turned out beautiful. I posted pics on all of my quilting groups and it received a phenomenal response. I had over four thousand people look at my block. Amazing!