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Lucy Boston was born in England in 1892, and lived to be 97 years old. She designed and made at least twenty amazing patchworks in her long life, but she is more famous as the author of the Green Knowe children's books, for her ancient manor house and garden near Cambridge in England, and for her long, creative old age.
Lucy Boston published her first books when she was in her sixties, and she continued to write, sew, and garden when she was in her nineties. She was an extraordinary person, and still inspires affection and admiration today.
My pattern book for The Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) was prepared with the gracious assistance of Diana Boston (Lucy Boston's daughter-in-law), and is illustrated with photographs by Julia Hedgecoe.
SEW BY HAND OR BY MACHINE
Lucy Boston used English Paper Piecing, but you can choose your own method and get better results, faster. Inklingo makes it easy for you.
"Tried to do Patchwork of the Crosses the traditional way but as I have arthritis in my fingers I found sewing with the templates too hard. Looked on your website, purchased Inklingo and a new printer and am enjoying sewing by hand again. I just love the ease of use and have told all my friends to give it a try." - Carolyn in NSW Australia
POTC is not just for quilters who like English Paper Piecing.
The brilliance of Lucy Boston was in the way she used the designs in the fabric, not her sewing method.
It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo (TWO methods of fussy cutting) and sew with a running stitch. Quilters tell me they can start and finish 3 or 4 POTC blocks with Inklingo in the time it would take to make ONE with EPP.
On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP if that is the method you love.
"I use Inklingo to print templates on card stock for English Paper Piecing. It allows me to save money over purchasing die cuts." - Dawn in Ontario, Canada
INKLINGO FUSSY CUTTING - TWO METHODS
1. Traditional templates - Print the shapes without seam allowances on freezer paper or other template material.
2. No Waste Fussy Cutting - Print the shapes with seam allowances on identical sheets of fabric. (Similar to Stack n Whack™ but simpler.)
See the lessons on the All About Inklingo blog.
Love the lines. Quilt more!
See why quilters love Inklingo for POTC.
Please click on the covers for detailed descriptions.
A CHOICE OF 4 SIZES - SIZE COMPARISON PDF
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