Looking forward to the big move into our new home in September

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

New project: Lucy Boston, patchwork of the crosses (POTC)

Early in April I made a trip to a nice little exhibition near Munich and got infected with a new/OLD bug: english paperpiecing! Elongated hexagons ( 1 inch ) are my new obsession. Lucy Boston made this special quilt many moons ago. Linda Franz wrote a lot of interesting details about the maker on her site. Linda offers a new printing technique to print the pattern onto the fabric, very clever - maybe you'll give it a try
I like the old fashioned way, "lieseln" over the paper, nice and quiet
I'm using Civil War fabrics and a creamy/yellow background fabric.
Carol from Panama is working on her version of POTC in powerful colors, absolutly beautiful! She found a very clever idea to assemble her blocks. Due to the facts that I think it's boring to sew 24 identical hexis around the blocks AND I'm short with just 2 yards of background fabric I asked her for her permission to use the same design - AND she agreed!
Thank you so much Carol

here are my first 3 blocks (have to get the seamripper out to remove some of the outer yellow pieces)

for some unknown reason the colors are not nearly the reality, maybe I'll take new pics after my bead-workend-retreat !!! YEAH, I'm lucky to stay 2 days with beading freaks from all over Germany at the lovely Ammersee