Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Patchwork of Crosses

Here is my first block in the Patchwork of Crosses pattern. I am making mine with English Paper Piecing, and following the pattern as presented in Linda Franz book. It's available on Amazon, selling new for $19.98 and used in good condition starting at $111.98......and that is not a typo! What is up with that???

I purchased my first batch of paper pieces from paperpeices.com but quickly realized I was going to need a lot more pieces...close to $1,400! So out came the graph paper and I drew my own. If you would like a copy of my template I will be happy to send it to you via email. ( I could not find a template on line.)

I am excited about this quilt, especially since two of my good quilting buddies are working on one too. We are meeting once a month to keep us on track....hmmmm..wonder if they have their first block done? We need 56 for a queen size quilt.

I completed my quilt top using Val Laird's Gifts of Grace blocks. These blocks are based on Galations 5: 22-23. Val offered the patterns as a free block of the month a couple of years ago, and now you can purchase the pattern on her site . My setting is very different from hers. I have always wanted to make a quilt using neutrals for a background and this just seemed to work for me.

Val Laird is so generous to share her talents with us and normally has a free block of the month every year. Check out her beautiful blog!

It was shady where I took the picture, so here is a close up of one block so that you can see the colors better

 

I plan to hand quilt this one, so it may be awhile before you see it completed.

And one last picture of my Chubby Chicks quilt, pattern by Black Mountain Quilts.

This was a fun quilt to make and I quilted it on my Janome with daisies and loops. I modified the pattern just a little, making it a baby quilt size and leaving off the final border.

Now to get a label on it and its all set for Tori's arrival next month. This will be the first one I have finished before the baby arrived!

Thanks for stopping by,

Teresa

 

11 comments:

Marj said...

Beautiful quilts I love your color choices. I am also interested in the patchwork of the crosses block. Please send me a copy of your template to try. Thank you.

Julie Fukuda said...

I first saw the Lucy Boston quilt many years ago and made a sketch of the pattern. I didn't do paper piecing but just marked, cut, and sewed. I have made two quilts using this block and I love the way it works with striped fabric and fussy cuts.

Nadine said...

Hi, Teresa ; ))

You always make such beautiful works !
(Loooove your baby quilt)...
Your POTC first block is gorgeous. I've always wanted to make that quilt, following the English Paper Piecing method. so if you could share your pattern with me, I'd be thrilled.

thanks, dear.

XOXOXOXOXO
NADINE

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Teresa -- it looks like you have lots of beautiful stuff going on. I LOVE your new crosses piecework -- that's going to be a gorgeous project. And Congratulations on both of your finishes -- they're both so cute!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm totally in love with your cross - I don't do English paper piecing but that's almost enough to tempt me. :) And your quilt top from Val's pattern is stunning. I didn't start hers because I was working this year and just didn't have the time but I love her work. blessings, marlene

Vicki ♥ said...

I have fallen in love with Lucy Boston's quilt and your block looks so pretty. Looking forward to seeing more blocks. Your little birdie quilt is gorgeous too :) hugs Vicki xx

Purple Pam said...

Congratulations on finishing the baby quilt before the arrival of the wee one. That is really an accomplishment for sure. I have a baby quilt not finished and that baby is four years old now!

Rose Marie said...

Love your Val Laird top....done in neutrals is interesting.

Tudy said...

Love your Patchwork of the Crosses. I plan to try one using EPP and my collection of Robin Pandolph fabric. I bought a few papers would like to make my own. Could you email me your graph paper template, please?

KathyWas said...

I love your first block! I am just getting started in making the Patchwork of the Crosses and came upon your blog thru a Google search. I'd love to have a copy of your template.

Deb B said...

Hi Teresa! I love your Lucy beginnings!! I would like to begin my own and found you in my search for the template online, after purchasing the book. I bought mine new for a lot less than the "Used" price!! LOL Could you please send me a copy of your templates? I would greatly appreciate it :)
Debbie