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The Wise woman of stitching :: Lucy Boston quilt

May 10, 2013 | Comment ( 25 Comments )
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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.

Our own Wise woman is attempting to make one of these gorgeous quilts. So far, she’s sewn the blocks and now she’s up to piecing them all together.


Cynthia thought that you might like to know a little bit about what’s involved in making a block. Here’s the tools that you’ll need…

Materials-for-lucy-bostonOne 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?

I’ll keep you updated with her progress. Maybe you’d like to start a Lucy Boston quilt and stitch along with our Wise Woman?




May 10, 2013 | Comment ( 25 Comments )
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      • Says margaret

        when the blocks are sewn together is there a “path” of rather neutral fabric between them as is with the granny garden patterns or do they just go directly together? I find this fascinating as I love to do things that are fussy cut.

      • Says MarycAnn

        We have one of guild members sewing this beautiful quilt right now, as well! She’s hand-piecing hers, using templates from Linda Franz’ Inklingo! It’s so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
        Cheers from Denmark!

      • Says Anita

        Oh, these are super gorgeous.Love your site.Thanks for your generous sharing. Anita in Melbourne

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