Monday, 25 February 2013

Lucy Boston finished

My version of Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses is all done! - quilted (on my domestic sewing machine) and bound.
Hanging

Folded on a bed
After deliberating about the quilting I just stitched a double outline in the cream. I am pretty happy with how that looks - still puffy but also helping the blocks stand out. Thanks for comments received - all helpful and much appreciated :)



Thought I'd show how I edged/bound the quilt as the pattern has no actual border finish instructions. A couple of options - you could applique the outer English Paper pieces on to a strip of fabric, or you could just chop off through the outer EP pieces to make a straight edge ...  
How I did it?...the pictures tell the story :)
Stitching on the binding strip

Ready to mitre
Mitred corner binding

English Paper pieced squares sewn into binding 
Those squares now trimmed 

Binding pinned ready to hem the back

Some of the quilted blocks:





Now  just a couple of garden photos to show that summer is almost over - and autumn ready to move in (can't say I'm sorry):
Sedum - pops up every year, end of summer
Windflowers - cue autumn

Next post there will be a new project - yippee!


35 comments:

  1. Well done to you on your tremendous finish. Fabulous quilt. I wonder what you will do next.

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  2. So gorgeous! I am loving this pattern more and more every time I see it. Congrats on a beautiful finish.:)

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  3. You're a gifted quilter,and if a photo Never can reflect the real beauty of a quilt, we can see here the care and accuracy while making the quilt. The machine quilting is very nice too, thank you for the very informative pictures and for sharing this with us. Warm greetings from a cold and snowy Paris, Will V

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  4. Wow Hilda it is beautiful!
    Interesting that you've sewn on a single binding. Any reason why you prefer that?
    I have the same succulents. Aren't they tough! And my windflowers aren't out yet m
    Must be the different climate in our locations.

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  5. Magnificent! What a beautiful quilt. It looks just perfect on your bed.

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  6. beautiful, love seeing the close up of the blocks, congrats on another great finish.
    of course I can't wait to hear what your next project is, hurry up and post!
    Kathie

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  7. Lucy Boston is one of my all time favorite quilts! It is on my list to make one of these days! Love your colors and fabrics used. What a wonderful accomplishment for you to finish! Beautiful!

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  8. It is absolutely gorgeous! Oh I really need to start mine. You chose some gorgeous fabrics for your POTC quilt! Just beautiful!

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  9. What a lovely quilt - congratulations. I really like how you utilized fussy cutting!

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  10. THAT IS BEAUTIFUL!! You've done a wonderful job - and great fabric choices & placement. You truely are my inspiration as I started my POTC shortly before I found your blog. My goal is to do one complete block a week so
    I'll have (hopefully) a finished top this year. Now that I've seen yours quilted, I'm really inspired! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. So VERY beautiful!! The picture with it folded on the bed could be out of a magazine. The quilting looks amazing - you do a great job with your domestic machine.

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  12. Wow! That is lovely! It looks so woolly, just right for when autumn is on the way! It really looks very beautiful.

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  13. The quilt is beautiful! Great job!!!

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  14. Lovely fussy cutting and I agree, love the bedroom shot.

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  15. Lovely quilt and I love your fabric choices... I have just started doing POTC and I am loving doing the handpiecing..

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful ! Congratulations !!!

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  17. Congratulations on a gorgeous finish!!! It's amazing how the blocks can all look so different because of the fabric and placement choices you have made. I am in awe that you managed to quilt this so beautifully on your domestic machine. Looking forward to seeing your new project.

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  18. Wow!! Congratualtions on a stunning finish. Lots of beautiful fabrics there. Great quilting!!

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  19. That is an amazing quilt! Well done!!!

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  20. Wow! What a fantastic quilt, obviously sewn with love and care.

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  21. It's absolutely beautiful!!! Each block is a treasure in itself with all that wonderful fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing your edging tricks. I love Autumn flowers, Sedum is an absolute favourite!

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  22. Your POTC quilt is stunning, congratulations on your finish. It looks fantastic on the bed.

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  23. Looks fabulous! Great finish and so speedy.
    Love the sedum, it's a great sturdy plant here too.
    Happy quilting!!

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  24. lovely quilt - I am making one too and I am getting closer and closer to finishing the top but quite some way to go yet! you have given me something to think about for when it comes time to quilt - although I will be hand quilting mine.

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  25. Your POTC quilt is very beautiful.

    Greetings, Manuela from Germany.

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  26. Hilda, Wow! What a beautiful quilt. I have just joined your blog and I am so inspired by your work. I can't wait to see your next project. Keep up the good work. Inspired in Dallas, TX

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  27. Wonderful !!!!!
    Your work is amazing.

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  28. I am just starting my Lucy Boston quilt journey. Looks like lots of work ahead.

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  29. This quilt is fabulously beautiful! I love the variety of results from the same block pattern.

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  30. Gorgeous. Just getting supplies together to start mine. Hope it looks half as good as yours.

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  31. That quilt is gorgeous!!! What an accomplishment to be mighty proud of....

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  32. What an amazing quilt, so so beautiful!! and such a treasure for you. Congratulations!

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  33. Just stunning!How much fabric did you need for the cream background?

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  34. Your quilt is truly stunning. I happened in your blog and quilt by accident. I'm in the POTC process and enjoying the 'slowness' of it. How many blocks did you make? I think Lucy Boston made 52 or so. I certainly won't be making that many. I think I'll compensate with a wide border 😉💖. Thanks for sharing.

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