Patchwork of the Crosses (Lucy Boston)

(4 customer reviews)


Everything you need to know to make your own Patchwork of the Crosses POTC quilt. Wonderful photography & centerfold. Autographed.

32 pages, softcover

ISBN: 978-0-9810994-8-4 SKU: POTC Listed under: , , ,


This Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book is all you need to make a replica of Lucy Boston`s most famous quilt which is often called POTC.

Postage is exactly what I pay without a handling fee. I can often fit two or three different books in one flat-rate Priority envelope to make maximum use of postage. Mailed from Niagara Falls NY.

Patchwork of the Crosses by Lucy Boston photo by Julia Hedgecoe

You will probably also want 1-inch Hexagons 90°  so you can print the shapes on fabric instead of tracing from the book.

“Tried to do Patchwork of the Crosses the traditional way but as I have arthritis in my fingers I found sewing with the templates too hard. Looked on your website, purchased Inklingo and a new printer and am enjoying sewing by hand again. I just love the ease of use and have told all my friends to give it a try.” Carolyn in NSW Australia

Patchwork of the Crosses by Lucy Boston photo by Julia Hedgecoe

The magic of Lucy Boston’s design is in the creative use of fabric, especially “fussy cutting.” A few shapes in each block are fussy cut and you can fussy cut with Inklingo (video).

I prepared the pattern with the gracious assistance of Diana Boston and obtained to illustrate it with amazing photographs by Julia Hedgecoe.

Features of Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses

  • an introduction to Lucy Boston
  • close-up photos of many of the blocks
  • a centerfold picture of the whole quilt
  • fabric notes
  • instructions for English Paper Piecing, hand piecing, machine piecing, and hybrid piecing (a combination of hand and machine)
  • notes about fussy cutting with Inklingo
  • design notes that will inspire you
  • fabric requirements
  • notes about pressing and finishing
  • shapes to trace for templates
  • shapes fit on Jelly Rolls and small scraps


I sign every book before I mail it. If you would like the autograph personalized, please make a note when you place your order.

4 reviews for Patchwork of the Crosses (Lucy Boston)

  1. Kari L (verified owner)

    Such an inspiration – and such eye-candy! It makes me look at my stash in completely new ways!

  2. Esther (verified owner)

    I love this book. The blocks are so pretty when you do the fussy cutting for them. I think they should be called Kaleidoscopic Crosses. I recommend this book.

  3. Maryam (verified owner)

    I love this book! It was a great help in inspiring me to do my own POTC creations. Each block is absolutely it’s own creation. The diagrams showed me how many visual options there were for the layout of the blocks. Inklingo made it so easy too! I would have never attempted to work with the elongated hex’s nor the inset pieces without it! Thank you Linda Franz!

  4. Cathi (verified owner)

    This book is full of great information — and the centrefold of the entire original quilt is absolutely stunning!!

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