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Lucy Boston Quilt with Judy Doenias



Lucy Boston (1892-1990) was both a British author and a woman who made at least 20 patchworks.  Her most famous quilt as introduced by Linda Franz is a stunning block quilt utilizing just two shapes, an elongated hexagon for the blocks and a square to join them.  What you can do with them is mind-blowing, as in Judy’s quilt.

Because of the hexagonal shape, this quilt is best made by hand piecing or English Paper-pieced (EPP).  If you have time to spend away from your machine-riding the bus or subway, watching TV, sitting in a waiting room, etc., this is a perfect take along project.

We will meet once a month for 4 months to get you started on an incredible journey.

Supply List:

There are two ways to sew this incredible quilt: by English paper piecing (EPP) or by hand piecing. Each requires different tools. You don’t have to have chosen your preferred way before the first class but if you do decide please bring the proper supplies. Sew Right will have papers for EPP on hand for class one. Each block should feature different fabrics to allow you to have what to me is the best experience. Look at the blocks in the book and online and bring some fabric you would like to work with to the first class.


EPP: Papers for piecing. There are two shapes in the quilt, a 1” honeycomb hexagon and a square. Each block uses only the honeycomb shape and the squares will be used in the sashing. You can purchase cut shapes or make your own. The shape is contained in the book.
glue stick for attaching the shapes to the fabric
needles: I prefer size 10 but a 9 will work as well
scissors, seam ripper, needle threader and any other sewing supplies you feel essential
small rotary ruler and rotary cutter and mat
thread (we will discuss color in class but a medium gray is good for many situations. 50 weight works but 80 weight is less visible.

If you will be fussy cutting, and I hope you want to, you will need a piece of template plastic to cut to the shape of the finished honeycomb and a non-fabric scissor and washable magic marker.


Hand piecing: #2 pencil
plastic template material to cut template to the finished size of the shapes
washable magic marker for fussy cutting
needles: I prefer size 10 but a 9 will work as well
Scissors, seam ripper, needle threader and any other sewing supplies you feel essential
small rotary ruler and rotary cutter and mat, if you want exact seam allowances, but a scissor works well if you don’t care about exact seam allowances.
thread: neutral color such as a medium gray or beige
a piece of sand paper is great for a base to put your fabric on to provide a non-slip surface when you mark your fabric

Book: Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses by Linda Franz you can purchase through Sew Right- just call us to order.
Fabric:  Lucy’s quilt has 56 blocks plus borders, Judy has 35.  Background for 56 blocks is 8 1/2 yds. Background for 35 blocks is about 6 yds.
For the motifs within the blocks, you will need a variety of fabrics.  We will be exploring fussy cutting and how to select fabrics for different effects.
For the first-class, bring some of your favorite print fabrics.

Lucy Boston Quilt with Judy Doenias

Cost:
$ 85.00