Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses in Singapore

Fern in Singapore has made 30 stunningly beautiful Patchwork of the Crosses blocks so far with Inklingo.

Lucy Boston would be proud, don’t you think?


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

Every one of Fern’s blocks is just beautiful, and she kindly gave me permission to show some of them here. She has chosen wonderful fabrics.


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

Fern wrote:

The Lucy Boston POTC quilt is my first Inklingo project and I doubt that I can ever go back to paper piecing. The results of Inklingo printing are so accurate and easy.”


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

Fern originally shared photos of her blocks with the Inklingo Yahoo Group. Her excellent photography shows the way she fussy cut.


POTCInklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

Also on Yahoo, Fern wrote:

“Inklingo has transformed my stitching life! It really is so much easier and faster than EPP [English Paper Piecing]. And without open seams, the piecing looks so much better too.”


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

“I am having such a lot of fun and making remarkably rapid progress with Inklingo POTC that I am now relooking at all sorts of patterns for Inklingo possibilities!”


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

In her review on the website:

“I attempted and abandoned Lucy Boston’s quilt some 12 years ago. Inklingo makes it easy-peasy to make an complex, exquisite and magnificent quilt. I am having so much fun with mine now.”


Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

There are several 5 Star reviews of 90° Hexagons 1 inch for POTC on the Inklingo website (left side of page).

We think Fern will inspire you to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo. You can get great results and have more fun too.

(There are reviews by quilters for quilters on the Inklingo website for many shape collections. Have you written one yet?)

Inklingo Patchwork of the Crosses by Fern

I can hardly wait to see Fern’s next blocks.

It makes me feel great to know that she is enjoying inklingoing them in Singapore and when she travels for her work.

As she wrote to me:

I am only kicking myself that I did not discover Inklingo earlier. Now I view every pattern for Inklingo possibilities and best of all, many patterns which I had found daunting in the past look easy with Inklingo.

Thank you, Fern!  Every one of your messages and photos gives me a lift and encourages me to keep adding new Inklingo shapes. You inspire me.


There are many other articles about Lucy Boston on this blog, including a free project file for Electric Quilt and several Lucy Boston videos on YouTube, but I think this one will always be a favorite for me.

Monkey and I will be back on Wednesday with our next Tute for Pieced Hexagons. You can catch up with Wednesday Tute 04. As Monkey says:

The best time to start inklingoing was seven years ago.
The next best time is now.

If you know a quilter who is struggling with the slow pace of English Paper Piecing, let her know about Fern, okay?

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15 thoughts on “Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses in Singapore”

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous. The beautiful Asian fabrics add the touch of elegence just as needed. Can’t wait to see the final quilt..

  2. Oooh, thank you all so much. You are so kind. What amazes me is that I can fussy cut quite easily with Inklingo too. I saw the Lucy Boston POTC quilt when I was at the Tokyo Quilt Festival in January, and decided to start it again. It is unbelievably fun and incredibly easy with Inklingo. Fern

  3. So beautiful… so encouraging to use the fabrics with designs in fussy cut patterns….. the white on white is a beautiful background for all your blocks Fern……. You made Lucy Proud her Quilt was the model of continung quilt creativity with new world-wide fabric lines.

  4. Fern’s blocks are gorgeous. Her fussy cutting is wonderful – the patterns they create look so perfect! This colorful quilt is going to be stunning!!

  5. This is going to be a very sophisticated and elegant quilt. Love the fabric choices and the wonderful fussy cutting. I think Lucy would be amazed and delighted to see all of the variations of her design.


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