The Wise woman of stitching :: Lucy Boston quilt
Remember yesterday I told you I was going to show you some of the Wise Woman's quilt she is currently working on? It's going to be amazing when she's finished. Cynthia is working on a Lucy Boston -Patchwork of the crosses quilt...all English paper piecing...lots of fussy cutting!
Lucy Boston was a famous English author, most famous for her " Green Knowe" children's series. She was born in England in 1892, and over her long life time, she designed and made over 20 amazing patchwork quilts.
Her house, near Cambridge, was built in the 1130's and is the oldest continuously inhabited house in England. The house, known as "The Manor," was made famous in her Green Knowe books. You can travel to Lucy Boston's house and see all her amazing quilts on display.
One of the best tips from Cynthia is to make a "view finder" out of cardboard. This view finder is the size of the finished honeycomb piece. She carries this view finder with her to fabric shops. Because the quilt involves lots of fussy cutting, she places this view finder on top of fabric to see what the finished piece will look like! Great tip hey?