Diamonds Are Forever, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, quilts

Last night while I was watching the last three shows of end of season 6 of Gray’s Anatomy – I was working on hexie’s —

I finished this one that I had started on Sunday for Patchwork of the Crosses


And I got 2 more of the Diamonds are Forever done –  I’ll have to get the design wall out soon and lay some of these out so I can see what it is looking like – more than 40 of them are done now – maybe 45?


My giveaway win that I won last week or the week before arrived on Saturday.  I must admit to being thoroughly confused with the directions on both patterns!!  I am really going to have to study the directions.  I don’t know why handbag patterns confuse me but they do.  These are not  written clearly.  I have to order some fusible fleece (I think that was what they called for) and something else – anyhow I will look through this some more, order what I need, and study the directions before I try anything!


A couple more cold nights and then maybe in the low 70’s by the weekend Smile  hope so!!

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  • kaholly Mar 26, 2013

    Bags baffled me, too. Then I fell in love with a bag from loftcreations and never looked back! Her directions are wonderful. Now I can make any bag! Just take it one step at a time. You can do it, I know you can!!
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  • kaholly Mar 26, 2013

    Oops, I did that link wrong. Let’s try again:
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  • Debbie Rogowski Mar 26, 2013

    I’ve seen some of the horrible instructions with different lttle patterns. Go slow read through and enjoy. I don’t think I have EVER used fusible fleece. It’s usually for you to go buy something you don’t need. I have used quilt batting (like warm and white) use what you have on hand, forget the fusible. If yo uare unsure just baste it to the fabric pieces before stitching

  • kathie Mar 26, 2013

    this block is beautiful, wow I am impressed!

  • Karen Mar 26, 2013

    thanks for all the bag ideas Karen, I have only done a couple bags and they had better instructions than these two did

    thanks Kathie!

  • Sue Mar 26, 2013

    The quilt blocks look so good! You move right along on your work. That is something I need to work on! LOL
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  • Reese Mar 26, 2013

    oooo! Congrats on winning that giveaway. I tried but I have no luck with winning things on blogs. 🙂
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  • Sakae Yoshihara Mar 26, 2013

    Your work is so exactly & beautiful!!
    I’m very looking forward to seeing when you complete this lovely quilt!! 🙂
    Have a wonderful day.
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  • Nedra Mar 26, 2013

    I love both projects you are working on 🙂
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  • Crispy Mar 26, 2013

    I will be interested in seeing how the hex blocks work together. I’ve never made a bag and am sure I would be confused too. Sometimes it takes just going one step at a time.


  • Laura Mar 26, 2013

    Love the Patchwork of the Crosses quilt block!
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  • audrey Mar 26, 2013

    I look at your hand piecing and I know I still have a long way to go before I get this totally figured out.:) Your blocks look wonderful!

  • Cathi Mar 26, 2013

    Your hexagon projects are really tempting me to work n a hexie project too! I love your hexagon diamonds.
    I love the look of those bags but know I’d be completely lost trying to make one. I’ve read some of the free patterns online for bags and just ended up too confused for words!
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  • Vivian Mar 26, 2013

    I consider myself to be an experienced seamstress. I learned to sew my own clothes when I was around 13 and made everything until I graduated from high school. Even blue jeans. But I still come across patterns that I do not understand. Even some quilt block pattterns. lol But sometimes it can be frustrating.
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