"Patchwork of the Crosses"
I have been drawn to this quilt for some time.
Lucy Boston was born in England in 1892, and lived to be 98 years old.
She designed and made at least twenty amazing patchworks in her long
life, but she is more famous as the author of the
Green Knowe children's books, for her ancient manor house
and garden near Cambridge in England, and for her long, creative old age.
Lucy Boston published her first books when she was in her sixties, and she continued to write, sew, and garden when she was in her nineties. She was an extraordinary person, and still inspires affection and admiration today.
Then on our recent holiday I saw this in the window of Periwinkle Patchwork.
On my first visit I purchased the pattern and some papers. I found myself reading the history and pattern over and over again that night so I returned to the shop the net day and asked for a starter kit.
21 F8's later and I was ready to go.
Not my usual fabric choices and I did consider using modern fabrics over the Civil War Reproduction Fabrics but decided to stick with what attracted me to this quilt in the first place.
So since being home I have been playing with my blocks and fussy cutting.
After looking online I obviously have a lot to learn and to be inspired by when it comes to fussy cutting.
These are my first 4 blocks
This will be another long term project for me as I don't have any Civil War fabrics in my stash.
I am also thinking about using lots of different light tone on tone fabrics and shirting fabrics for the next ring around these blocks
It's now time to restock the papers as I've run out already!