Sew Many Projects, So Little Time

This is showcase of my projects in various stages.

Patchwork of the Crosses

I've been roped into starting a new project (it doesn't take much). Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses is very popular. Many quilters, English Paper Piecing enthusiasts mainly" have made or are making this quilt. I am not a fan of this method and I would rather draw sewing lines on my fabric so I'm grateful for Inklingo which saves me the time by allowing me to print those lines. 

On Saturday I purchased a lovely focus fabric intending to use it for this project but when I got up on Sunday I had other plans. I spent the day over thinking the whole process and almost gave up on starting. In the end I just reached into a scrap back and out came a lovely striped fabric. I only needed a 5 x 7 piece for the four center hexagons. I then dug around for fabric to go with it. Why didn't I think of doing this earlier? I really enjoyed that process. 

I haven't sewn it yet. There are two options I'm considering. I'll sleep on it. I'm thinking I'll go with the one that has the dark brown or I may use all the stripes and add some dark brown to replace the light ones. Here I go thinking again.


Posted: Mon, Mar 3 2014 1:05 AM by Kris | with 9 comment(s)
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Jacy said:

I like them Kris! I like the stripy star in the first one, but the dark brown adds depth to the block. Either one will make a great block.

# March 3, 2014 9:58 AM

Kris said:

Thanks Jacy. I'll add some dark brown to the first block and keep them both.

# March 3, 2014 11:42 AM

Stephanie said:

I like both of them!Your fabric choices are stunning. Looks like a lot of y-seams in your future. It'll be worth it.

# March 15, 2014 7:58 PM

Kris said:

Thanks Stephanie. I happen to love y-seams so no problem there.

# March 17, 2014 1:07 PM

gini said:

Very nice, kris.  So far I have withstood the temptation, but these are really cool blocks

# March 26, 2014 12:01 AM

Kris said:

Thanks Gini. I'm stuck at to for now since I'm thinking of going back to the fabric I originally bought for this project.

# March 26, 2014 2:31 AM

Marlabartlett60 said:

I love the pattern Kris! I especially like the 2nd one.

# April 17, 2014 11:30 PM

Kris said:

Thanks Candis.

# April 17, 2014 11:53 PM

toomanyprojects said:

Hi- this is the first time I've left a comment (first time on this site) but I really like both so much that I definitely would do both altering every other one- and incorporate the dark brown in a border stripe for accent also. You really would have a more exciting quilt that way.

# January 27, 2015 2:25 PM