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