Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Back in 2010 when I first started dabbling with patchwork, this was one of the first books I bought & was totally inspired by this lady's amazing patchworks all done by hand which is what started me with my love of English Paper Piecing (EPP)
I have read this book many times from cover to cover & had one day planned to make this iconic quilt of hers........ The Patchwork of the Crosses
Well that day has come & I've finally made a start. 
For this quilt I've chosen to work mainly with Civil War reproduction fabrics from my stash although a few extra fat quarters may be acquired along the way, well we always need a bit more variety, don't we?

Here are the first few blocks: 

These 2" squares below are great for using up small scraps & really fun to fussy cut. They form the centres of what I call the connecting blocks or even could be considered as cornerstones between the main blocks 
Hmmmm..........I'm already seeing another quilt design forming using these fun squares, Watch this space!


Shirley said...

I am loving your Patchwork of the Crosses and feeling inspired. I am just amazed at all the possibilities for this block. It is going to be an amazing quilt.x

Oops-Lah said...

Quite recently these blocks were all over social media but they have become a bit quiet recently. I really like the look of your blocks and also think this is going to be another beautiful quilt.