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Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 3 – video tutorial

This is the third part of the Patchwork of the crosses by Lucy Boston tutorial.

Did you miss the previous tutorials? Patchwork of the crosses part 1 and part 2.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to finish putting all the pieces together.

This quilt takes time to complete and I’m still assembling my blocks. I’ll post the final quilt when I finish it.

Download the Patchwork of the crosses template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Recommended fabric collections

I made this project as Michael Miller’s Ambassador.

It turns out I love gingham, basics and directional prints in general and Michael Miller has a great range of those. 

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses part 3

Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the crosses – part 1

Yes! Another English Paper Piecing project! This is the year of the EPP!

It could be that the uncertainty that is COVID-19 has made me want to do more meditative work such as hand sewing. Or it could be that if I don’t have something handy while I watch TV I fall asleep so it’s almost a necessity to have a hand sewing project going.

Patchwork of the Crosses was designed by English novelist Lucy M. Boston.

Today I’m posting a tutorial on how to make the blocks. Next time I’ll post a tutorial on joining the blocks together.

Download the Patchwork of the crosses template

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Recommended fabric collections

I made this project as Michael Miller’s Ambassador.

It turns out I love gingham, basics and directional prints in general and Michael Miller has a great range of those. 

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses quilt

Little house quilt – Video tutorial

By now you should know I love English Paper Piecing (EPP) and I’m hoping I’m inspiring the same love in you.

EPP is great for using your fabric scraps and for having a project on the go. It’s also great preventing me from falling asleep at night while I watch TV.

So how to EPP?

Start with this very easy project. Perfect for using your small scraps.

What paper to use?

I print my EPP shapes on cardstock.

Fabric collection recommendations

My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Share your work!

If you make any of my tutorials this is how you can share your pictures:

  • On Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder and hashtag #teresadownunder
  • Join my Facebook group and post your pictures there
Little houses quilt - EPP - video tutorial

Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

I’ve made a few hexies projects over the last few years but it was only recently that I discovered Gridpaint. This is a Google application and as well as hexagons it has two types of triangles and squares.

Gridpaint is a great tool for English paper piecing design or for traditional and modern patchwork.

With Gridpaint You get to play easily with the design colours and shapes before you embark on a new quilt. You can see some examples of the designs below.

If you’ve never made any English paper piecing, learn with these 2 very short tutorials:

Some example patterns I have been playing with:

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Design your own English Paper Piecing (EPP) project

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

Video tutorial: English paper piecing (EPP) mini quilt

This is the perfect project to learn English paper piecing. It’s small enough to get results straight away.

I like the zig zag pattern too. You don’t see it very often but in a large scale, and if you choose your fabrics carefully, the end result can be spectacular.

How to do English paper piecing mini quilt tutorial

Learn to do English paper piecing in just over 2 minutes:

There’re only 3 steps to start doing English paper piecing:

  1. Download the hexagon template (google doc).
  2. Print the required size  (this project uses the 1 inch pattern) on thick or plain paper – I used plain printer paper.
  3. Cut the patterns and get sewing

Two important points to make:

  1. Before printing make sure you’re printing at 100% to avoid surprises.
  2. Leave the paper template in until you have finished sewing all  hexies together

Mini quilt instructions

Print 60  hexagon templates (Google doc).

Make 30 yellow hexies and 30 blue hexies as shown on the video tutorial.

You can make this EPP piece into a mini quilt.

Stay tuned for a tutorial where I will be using this piece to make a cushion cover.