Tutorial–Patchwork of the Crosses–Part III

Lucy Boston – Patchwork of the Crosses, TUTORIALS

We left off with number 20

20 – repeated – where part II left off


21 – the last row is all white for the layout that I am doing.  I lay them out in sections of 3 as that is how I sew them before joining them in the “circle” – as you can see in this photo I have already sewed the seams.


22 – the board isn’t quite big enough to keep all of these sections of 3 sitting here without getting in my way so I stack them up and out of my way.  I begin at the top once again (although the top is any way you want in this case) and sew one section of three in it’s place, then get my next section – lay it on the board in it’s place to check placement and know exactly where my seam will be stitched.


23 – as shown in this photo I have moved the white section to the main body of the block to check for placement – I do this all the time as now and then I actually get it wrong and have to take a seam out.


24 – pin as we have done for all the other pieces – make sure your seam markings match front and back.


25 – when you have added all of your white pieces to this final “circle” it should look like this


To join all of these blocks together I will be adding some squares to the pattern – I will show how I do that at a much later point! There will also be a border of hexagon’s that are cut so that the outer edges are straight to make this a straight edge quilt.

I encourage everyone who wants to make this quilt to look at Linda’s Inklingo site at the Lucy Boston Patchwork of Crosses page.  You will find out information there about making this quilt if you choose to use Linda’s Inklingo method.  If you do not want to do the Inklingo method you will need a template the correct size and the book would come in handy for the layout.  Also Linda devotes a whole page to different layouts of this block – it can look so different depending on where and how much color you add to it.  She also shows how to make a border for the quilt to square it all up.

I hope this tutorial helps you out – any questions – just ask Smile

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4 comments… add one
  • Ruth Jun 28, 2012

    Thank you, yet again. I’ll buy the book, but I’ll do this with EPP. I know, it is fiddly and takes forever, but I’m so much better at it than hand piecing.
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  • regina chronister Jun 28, 2012

    I think this process looks easier to me I had never thought to do this some people are so smart.

  • Karen L. Jun 29, 2012

    You have made this look fairly easy even though I know it is harder than that and very fiddly. These tutes “almost” make me want to try this block but I am more a machine piecer. Still, this has made me think a bit about doing some hand piecing as it is portable and can therefore be taken to quilt group meetings to work on. Certainly need handwork for those times. Thanks again for all the work that went into this tute. So many photos and words typed that I know this took away from your quilting time. Really, thank you so much! (It’s going to be hot, hot, hot here in NC starting today (Friday) too. Into double digits they say. UGH!!!

  • lauramac Apr 12, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful tutorial. It is so easy to follow step by step, which is exactly what I need. I have finally gotten the nerve to print up some fabric hexies for my POTC’s. I do love Inklingo – the precision one can achieve is amazing. Wish my stitching looked more like yours though.

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