Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Design Wall

I was all set to post my pictures and story about Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses class when "boom" my computer had a virus.  Hopefully, the computer is all better after a visit to the computer emergency room.
On Saturday, February 7th, we had a class on English paper piecing using the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book. 

Valerie Langue was our lecturer and teacher.  Valerie owns the The Quilt Merchant Quilt Shop in Winfield, IL.  Her love of the Patchwork of the Crosses is contagious. 
Valerie brought small kits for the blocks. 
   I bought my kit from Valerie at the Chicago Quilt Show at the Rosemont last October.  I have anxiously been waiting for Valerie's class.  I was afraid I had picked out the most difficult block with matching the pattern to create a circle.  It was quite easy once Valerie explained the process.  Once you know the tips of how to cut the fabric pieces, it is a simple process.  Here is my block.
This is my friend, Maribel's block. 
This is my friend, Kathy O's block.
Below are Valerie's blocks.  Aren't they stunning.  
After taking this class, you never look at fabric the same way.  You are always looking at how you could use the fabric in a Patchwork of the Crosses Block.  We have talked about carrying the template with you so that you can audition fabric through the viewing window of the template.
Have a great Monday!  I will be traveling to Sandwich, IL, this evening to give my lecture and truck show to the Fair City Quilters. 
My bags are about packed and the house looks naked.  I had to wait until this morning to take a few quilts off the bed.
Today I am linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times.
Yours in quilting,


  1. I am amazed you can match patterns so accurately! It definitely makes for some very impressive blocks.

  2. The blocks are lovely. I have the book and templates...I just need to find more time! Have a great trunk show!

  3. The more I see of these Patchwork of the Crosses blocks, the less I can resist to jumping in on the fun. All of the blocks you posted are beautiful. Safe travels to your show!

  4. They look fantastic! Hope your computer gets better soon!

  5. I am using a lucite/rubber stamp. I'd like to get one of those templates to carry around, though.