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 The Quilt Life  Article about Lucy Boston

NEW MAY 2014 - 90° Hexagon 1 inch for POTC has been expanded. Details on the blog!

NEW JUNE 2014 - 90° Hexagon 1.5 inch for POTC has been expanded. Details on the blog!

NEW AUGUST 2014 - Crazy About Hexagons on QuiltingHub explains how easy it is to fussy cut with Inklingo.

Lucy Boston was born in England in 1892, and lived to be 98 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.

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

If you do like English Paper Piecing, you can use Inklingo to print on paper, cardstock or freezer paper. Print one sheet, layer with unprinted sheets, and rotary cut several layers at a time:

"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

 

VIDEO  My 5 Best Tips for Choosing Fabric for POTC

See "No Waste Fussy Cutting" on the All About Inklingo blog too. There are several articles but you might want to start here and here. (June 2014)

NEW FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014  Lucy Boston is featured in the April issue of The Quilt Life. Details on the 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

NOTE 90 Hexagon 1 inch was originally called Inklingo Lite # 4 in 2008.

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All prices in US dollars.


90° Hexagon 0.5 inch for POTC
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$25.00

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90° Hexagon 0.75 inch for POTC
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$25.00

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90° Hexagon 1 inch
Downloadable Shapes
$30.00

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90° Hexagon 1.5 inch
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$25.00

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Hexagon Quilt Design Book
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$20.00 10.00

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Lucy Boston Combo
Book plus Download Combo Special
$49.95 44.95

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Lucy Boston POTC Book
Book
$19.95

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Octagon 0.75 inch
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$18.00

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Passacaglia Table Runner
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$0 (FREE!)

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The Inklingo Handbook (loose-leaf)
Autographed Book
$29.95

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The Inklingo Handbook (bound)
Autographed Book
$29.95

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Patchworks of Lucy Boston
Book
$34.95

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Why quilters love Inklingo for POTC

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses Patchwork of the Crosses

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.

 

Patchwork of the Crosses by Carol in Panama

See more of Carol's stunning POTC quilt on her Postcards from Panama blog.

1. Choice of Methods

Lucy Boston sewed all of her quilts with templates and the method known as English Paper Piecing. You can use Inklingo to print templates for EPP, but these designs are faster and easier with a running stitch by hand, or by machine. If you sew with a running stitch, it is more portable, easier to prepare (no templates, no basting), faster to sew, and the stitches don't show on the front.

If you prefer English Paper Piecing, you can print the Inklingo templates without seam alowances and cut several layers of paper at a time with a rotary cutter. (In addition to the shapes to print on fabric, every Inklingo shape collection includes the shapes without seam allowances for templates.)

2. Fussy Cutting!

How to Fussy Cut with Inklingo in less than 3 minutes 

 

Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern in Singapore

3. Machine Piecing

Fern in Singapore made a gorgeous replica of Lucy Boston's quilt. You can see many of her blocks on the All About Inklingo blog.

POTC is a wonderful quilt to make. I enjoyed piecing it so much. Many of my blocks were completely machine pieced. Just pin carefully, keep your machine stitches small and sew cross-hair to cross-hair.  Inklingo makes this so easy. I finished my POTC quilt in record time by machine piecing many of my blocks. Some of my blocks were hand-pieced when I had to travel for work. Inklingo is also fabulous for hand-piecing. The lines are so accurate and clear. Much more accurate and faster than drawing with a template, and much faster to sew than EPP.

Video on YouTube: How to sew hexagons by machine


POTC by Kathy Timmons

4. The obsession!

Click the block to see a slide show of a few of the spectacular POTC blocks made by Kathy Timmons and Joan Cumming. If you would like to see even more, please join the Inkingo Yahoo group, see the Inklingo Projects blog, and the All About Inklingo blog.

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