Patchwork of the Crosses

Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts

I hadn’t blogged about Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses for awhile so I thought seeing as I just finished block #16 it was time to lay it all out and see what it was looking like.

Block #16


I thought when laying out the 16 blocks that it would be nice to put some fabric behind the blocks to see what it would kind of look like when joined.  I picked out this pretty aqua batik for this but that doesn’t mean it will be the fabric I will use when joining the blocks – it is just what I used for now.  The big intersection between the blocks will most likely be two colors but the small blocks – see the openings for 4 small squares? those will be one color.  This is not the finished color placement – just for now.  This is about 48 inches square right now with the border it would be more like 52 inch square I think.  Right now I am aiming for 25 blocks for 5 rows by 5 rows and then I will decide if it gets bigger that would make a 60 inch quilt plus border – maybe 65 inches?  I haven’t actually sat down and figured out how many more inches the border brings the quilt to.  It is possible that I will go for larger – making it bed size, but at this point there are so many more quilts I want to make that I am not sure.


To finish off the sides and corners of the quilts this is what a corner block would look like – this is from the book.  This might give you a better idea of what it would look like finished.


Block #17 is laid out and ready to begin work.


Today when watering the ferns I found that I now have 2 tree frogs residing in one of the porch ferns – they sure make a lot of noise at times.  They are getting so tame they let me “pet” them without moving.   It was so nice again today – topping off at 87 today and low humidity.  I do not want to jinx anything by saying maybe the heat wave has broken, but it is what I am hoping for.


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14 comments… add one
  • Cairo Aug 11, 2012

    You are one prolific quilter. It’s amazing to see what you accomplish! I need to take a lesson from you and get busy. But, I did finish my Quilt of Valor this week:).

  • Lauren aka Giddy99 Aug 11, 2012

    That already looks gorgeous! What beautiful workmanship! 🙂

  • Kathleen Aug 11, 2012

    Superb!!! Love how it’s looking. Making me rethink about going ahead and starting mine. Lovely work
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  • Pat Aug 11, 2012

    WOW! That looks amazing and I actually rather like the blue background.

  • Astrid Aug 11, 2012

    Karen, it’s looking great and I love that aqua color in between… Can’t wait to see what you will choose. Cute little frogs! 🙂 We have some here too and indeed they are making a lot of noise! 🙂
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  • I know it’s ‘just for now’ but I love the aqua you’ve used to show how it will look when the blocks are joined – it (and the blocks!) look wonderful!
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  • Karen Aug 12, 2012

    yes the aqua does look nice with these blocks, I have plenty of it so I might very well use that, I also have one that is darker – more of a green it too is a batik – I might use that for the bigger sections in between the blocks where 2 colors are needed.

  • Marianne Aug 12, 2012

    I love the look of that aqua – soft and pretty! I think a darker color wouldn’t be as sweet.

  • Joni in La. Aug 12, 2012

    It’s lovely. The blue is nice. I love your color choices!
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  • anina Aug 12, 2012

    I love this quilt!!

  • Doreen Aug 12, 2012

    #17 block is going to be one of my favorites! I think it’s fun not to have a definite finished size in mind for some endeavors….just continue until it tells you otherwise! Hugs, D
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  • glen in louisiana Aug 12, 2012

    Now you need a frog quilt! Love the little guys even though they are really noisy. your blocks look fabulous.
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  • Teri Dingler Aug 13, 2012

    This is absolutely beautiful and you make me want to make this – as I do not hand piece my quilts, and you make it look so easy, I wonder how easy it would be machine piecing this particular pattern.

  • Angela Aug 13, 2012

    What a beautiful quilt. The blocks are amazing. I love the color choice you made. How wonderful your blog is – so full of quilting eye candy.
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