Lucy Boston

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Do you LUCY?

It's a "playing with fabric" project!
And who doesn't love to play with fabric?
Fussy-placement and fussy-cutting -
so many options with the same fabrics!!!
English Paper pieces...
one inch honeycomb progress!
 24 pieces makes the center of one block...
Add 24 "border" pieces to each block center
to make this finished block:

I LUCY - and love it!
Yep, I love Lucy.
Patchwork of the Crosses
A Lucy Boston masterpiece!!! 
My plan?  I'm doing one block a week.
Started with the new year.

The original "Lucy - Patchwork of the Crosses"
has 56 blocks.

So, if I make a block a week for the 2013 year plus 4 more weeks,
I'd have 56 blocks by February 2014.

Each block measures about 11 1/2 inches,
making the 56 block quilt
88" by 99".

I don't know if I'll make mine with that many blocks or not.
I'm just really enjoying the process
of auditioning fabrics, hand-stitching the paper honeycomb pieces,
then whipping the honeycombs together.

Anyone else out there playing with these?
Let me know if you are...
I'm thinking that I am going to need
not only a couple of new thimbles,
but a support group by the end of the year :)

[There is a gal in Australia, HILDA, that I know has her "Lucy" ready to quilt...
She is a wonderful quilter/applique-r & so proficient!!!,
I think she shared her finished "Lucy" the middle of last November.
Her blog is Every Stitch.  If you stop by, tell her I said hello :) ]

Happy Stitching
this forth week of January!
But who's counting?!


  1. Oh those are beautiful! If only I did English paper piecing!

  2. love this!!! I know there are hexagon pre-cut papers, but didn't know that there were honeycombs. I'll have to look into this and see if any local shops carry these. thanks, t in tx

  3. Love your project but I'm primarly here to tell you that YOU ROCK!!! :-)

  4. I've never heard of this. LOVE that red and green block. Have fun!


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