Monday, September 15, 2014

A French Courtyard Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt


My new Patchwork of the Crosses quilt fabric!
This fabric line is 


These are my birthday gift fabrics.
Red, buttery yellow, gray and off white ...
the colors are personal favorites.
They are so pretty! 
The colors are more vibrant than the photos taken here on my gray day 
in the northeast or the ones on the website may show. 

Plans are to make a 




I have made a cutout cardstock viewer to help me determine how to best fussy cut these fabrics for the honeycomb shape.

I learned this "view before you cut" technique from my expert 
Lucy Boston block friend,


I am putting together a few block kits today to pack with me to sew on my upcoming trip to visit my daughter and grand-darling.

It will take me a long time to hand piece this quilt.

I am happy I have these beautiful fabrics to keep me inspired to keep sewing.

Happy Stitching!

:) 

7 comments:

  1. Ooh, ooh, ooh!! Such foresight. It's going to be beautiful. Have a good trip and visit!

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  2. hope you get lots of fussy cutting done... I love fussy cutting too! Love your fabrics... such a wonderful palette to treat yourself to :) Have a great trip and enjoy lots of great times! Kathi

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  3. This is going to be stunning in these colours - and love the fussy cutting possibilities there! Have fun :)

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  4. It's going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see it.

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  5. The fabrics are beautiful! Enjoy your trip!

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  6. what a lovely project you have here, hand stitching so relaxing to do.

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  7. Hi, Pat! I've followed you on Pinterest for a while but just learned you had a blog! I have looked at the patchwork of the crosses a time or two but I'm overwhelmed now as it is! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Also, check out the fussy cut tutorial by Flossie Teacakes: http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/how-to-fussy-cut-fabric-for-english.html

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