Patchwork of the Crosses

Inklingo, Lucy Boston–Patchwork of the Crosses, Quilt Top on 3 Roller Hand Quilting Frame, quilts, weather

You are going to be seeing a lot of this quilt in the next half year or so – I hope you won’t get sick of it Smile  I love it, I think this is one of my favorite quilts.  I don’t know if it is the design, the summery colors or what.

Patchwork of the Crosses getting on the frame yesterday!



Here is a link from several years ago that shows my  whole process of getting a quilt on the frame if you want to look.


Of course yesterday afternoon I had to sit down and start to quilt – Melanie was sick yesterday and couldn’t come help Sad smile but we have all been taking turns of not quite feeling quite up to par since we moved her back to this area last weekend and we found out later that their friend that helped in the move was sick that evening and for a good part of the week – we are all lucky that we seem to have been just “not quite 100%” but not really sick,sick if you know what I mean.

This is the thread I will use – it is King Tut variegated #917 I used this for my Going In Circles quilt a couple years ago and have more than enough left over almost 2 whole spools – the quilts are similar in color and I really like it.


Here is the section on the first border that I started on – I am marking with the blue pen and will spray it off as I go – I know I won’t have bleeding problems with this quilt.


I went out to collect the mail today and just had to go back to take a photo of the pine trees – icicles hanging on the tree – the sun came out on Thursday and started to melt things but the temps never got above 23 or so and therefor a complete melt didn’t happen!  It was supposed to get to 32 but never happened.  It was odd to see them and I have not seen them on trees often like this.


Friday it actually got up to 23 by 5 PM! and snow is expected tonight – enough already – What will Saturday be like, if Melanie is feeling well we plan on going to a book signing that my sister in law is having at the Vintage Book store  in Russellville  for her book that came out several months ago – His Promise Truelets hope for nice weather – it is supposed to finally get in the high 30’s at least maybe even 40+!!!  I of course wonder if it will even get in the 30’s!  I need to get the groceries while we are in town – a busy afternoon.

I am working on the binding for the Bride quilt and hope to have it done soon – I am writing this on Friday and will be working on the binding while watching the opening ceremony’s for the Olympics  which start soon – it is long so I just might get done – who knows.


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9 comments… add one
  • Chris Wells Feb 8, 2014

    I have a POTC in the process, but I used fall and jewel colors. I’m anxious to see how you quilt yours. Will be watching. It was fun to piece and yours with the cool colors is very attractive. Mine will be queen size when complete. Chris

  • Archiethewonderdog Feb 8, 2014

    I love how you’re quilting the border – have fun with it! Hope it warms up soon!
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  • kaholly Feb 8, 2014

    My favorite quilt of all time!! You are off to a great start. I’m loving the quilting already!! An author in the family. What fun!!
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  • Liz Feb 8, 2014

    Love your POTC quilt. Simply gorgeous!!! Tree icicles very interesting. Keep warm. Hugs.
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  • Debra Feb 8, 2014

    There is no way I would ever get sick of seeing what you have on the frame. It is like watching a quilt come to life as each stitch is applied. It is beautiful already but going to be so much more when it is quilted. Hope your feeling tip top soon. We have lots and lots of snow here. It seems we are getting a dumping of snow every few days. The sides of the road have such big snow banks it is difficult to drive out of your laneway and see the road.
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  • Wanda Feb 8, 2014

    I love your pine tree photo. Mother Nature makes some pretty spectacular things.
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  • Marianne Feb 8, 2014

    I love the colors in your POTC quilt. Hope your “bug” leaves you soon – we have had something similar going around this area. I think we are all inside too much and don’t get enough fresh air.

  • Melanie Feb 8, 2014

    Great photos…love this quilt. The aqua color really catches my eye… I’ve never made anything with that color. It’s really beautiful.
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