Lucy Tuesdays week 83, 84, 85

good afternoon! i have several things to do today before i take off until Thursday. Then we are loading for the Fiber Fest in Bemidji on Friday. Still some crazy quilt block kits to fold and bag, a quilt to quilt, and hopefully kits for the Ring of Roses and Cottage Eggs…(along with a pattern for the Cottage Eggs).

Today, however, i’ve got some Lucy news. I ordered myself a bolt of the Bella Bleach PFD for the Summer Cottage Lucy blocks…it arrived yesterday and i set to work.

It was relaxing last night to baste and stitch the pretty white honeycombs and dusky pink squares. I HAD to stitch together 2 sashing pieces and a corner to get the look…and I love it! It looks even better than i had imagined it would.

In order to cut down on the starting and stopping i’m doing 6 honeycombs with 4 squares for the sashing and the cornerstone/cross will have 12 honeycombs around it.

Lucy Boston Summer Cottage block 1 with sashing and cornerstone

i’m putting the blocks together starting with block 1 and working across.

***keep in mind that some of the Summer Cottage blocks are sold out…and some are down to just a few kits or just 1 kit –hello block 1–***

here is a link to the Summer Cottage blocks…Summer Cottage Blocks

If you are interested in using the bleach PFD and the dusky pink (bunny hill pink) to finish off your Lucy Boston POTC just let me know how much you need and we can get you set up with it.

now i’d better get quilting.

happy stitching–i’ll be back next Tuesday with a follow-up on my Lucy progress! –april

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Lucy Tuesdays (week 78, 79, 80, 81, 82)

these last 5 weeks have i’ve been debating on how to approach the actual piecing of the blocks, 4-patches, accent squares, and the background honeycombs. i don’t want them to be out of commission while i’m piecing them.

so i’ve decided to do the following…

i will stitch up the sashing pieces.

and finish up the cornerstones

then i think i’ll start piecing them together.

i’m also planning on piecing them together chronologically…so if there are any kits left when i’m done…they will be easy to find.

UPS just dropped off some brown paper packages so i’d better get back to work.

happy stitching…stay safe and warm.

——april & mickey

Lucy Tuesdays week 75, 76, 77

good evening! where has the time gone? it has been almost 3 weeks since a Lucy update…well…

i’ve done a few more pink squares around the 4-patches, but that has been it.

so i have a few more of these than i had before…

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day (December 24th & 25th) we will be closed.

New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day (December 31st & January 1st) we will be closed.

Normal hours Wednesday-Saturday December 26th-29th and starting January 2nd.

happy stitching!

——april & mickey

Lucy Tuesday week 57

hopefully all your blocks are stitched up (i still have 1 i have to finish…)

i’m trying to finish up my Primrose Garden (this was the project i opted to make with all my honeycombs instead of a 3rd Lucy Boston).

I’ve decided to make it 21 x 24 (instead of 19 x 21)…that way i can make 9 patch blocks of the primroses plus i like my quilts big…like bed-size.  I still have about 100 or so flowers to cut, baste, and stitch…so i’ll be able to dig into my stash a little…so EXCITED!

I did whip up some starter packs of fat 16ths, bella muslin, papers, the acrylic, and the pattern.  We do have them available if you’d like to join me in stitching up a Primrose Garden.

happy stitching!

–april

Lucy Tuesdays week 56

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is the final week of Lucy Tuesdays (that will have new blocks).  I’m going to continue popping in with progress pics and other fun things like perfect-for-fussy-cutting stripes, finishing kits, border paper packs, and other fun things…

I’ve found some grey from my original Lucy…and will be checking it out to see if there is enough to whip up 1 more grey/primitive muslin finishing kit.

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

This week there is only 1 block kit which can be used in either the civil war or summer cottage version.

It features a stripe from the Antebellum collection which was inspired by fabrics found prior to the civil war, so i thought this fabric would be the perfect way to finish out the 56–block collection.

block 56

 

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses block 56

 

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

 

happy epping!

-a

Lucy Tuesdays week 55

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is week 55 of Lucy Tuesdays…just 1 more week!  The final lucy block will be on Tuesday, July 31st.

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

The civil war Lucy block…

 

 

lucy civil block 55a

lucy civil block 55b

Lucy Boston Civil War potc block kit 55

 

How about a trip to the summer cottage with Lucy?

 

 

lucy summer block 55b

lucy summer block 55a

 

Lucy’s Summer Cottage potc block kit 55

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

 

happy epping!

-a

Lucy Tuesdays week 54

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is week 54 of Lucy Tuesdays…we are nearing the end!  The final lucy block will be on Tuesday, July 31st.

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

The civil war Lucy block…

lucy civil block 54b

lucy civil block 54a

 

Lucy Boston Civil War potc block kit 54

 

How about a trip to the summer cottage with Lucy?

lucy summer block 54a

lucy summer block 54b

 

 

Lucy’s Summer Cottage potc block kit 54

 

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

 

happy epping!

-a

Lucy Tuesdays week 53

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is week 53 of Lucy Tuesdays…we are nearing the end!  The final lucy block will be on Tuesday, July 31st.

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

The civil war Lucy block…

lucy civil block 53a

 

Lucy Boston Civil War potc block kit 53

 

How about a trip to the summer cottage with Lucy?

lucy summer block 53a

lucy summer block 53b

Lucy’s Summer Cottage potc block kit 53

 

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

 

happy epping!

-a

Lucy Tuesdays week 52

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is week 52 of Lucy Tuesdays…we are nearing the end!  The final lucy block will be on Tuesday, July 31st.

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

The civil war Lucy block…

lucy civil block 52a

 

 

Lucy Boston Civil War potc block kit 52

 

How about a trip to the summer cottage with Lucy?

lucy summer block 52a

 

Lucy’s Summer Cottage potc block kit 52

 

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

 

happy epping!

-a

Lucy Tuesdays week 51

we hope you’ve been following along…if you are just popping in…this is week 51 of Lucy Tuesdays…

***

a little info…

Lucy Boston stitched the lovely Patchwork of the Crosses in the late 1950’s.  She used lovely prints and did the most amazing fussy cutting to create her breathtaking blocks.

She used 2 different shapes…honeycomb and square.

***

I pieced a Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses a couple years ago though my original was made of Civil War fabrics…I fell for the POTC made from florals.  (for the blog post featuring my Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses…Jane and Lucy)

so I decided to do another round of the Lucy potc blocks, but this time I would offer kits for the blocks.

Since each block can have between 1 and 4 different fabrics (depending upon fussy cutting) I thought it would be fun to see the various layouts…it’s amazing how different it looks when you move around colors.

The civil war Lucy block…

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Lucy Boston Civil War potc block kit 51

 

How about a trip to the summer cottage with Lucy?

 

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Lucy’s Summer Cottage potc block kit 51

 

Each kit will include:

fabric to make at least 1 block (the excess can be added to your lucy stash)

24–1 inch honeycomb papers

4–1 inch square papers (or multiples of 4 depending upon how many 4-patches are fussy cut from the fabrics

pattern card with color layout and cutting instructions

Kits will be $8.

***listing options:

we have added listing options to the website…you can add:

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses book

1 inch Honeycomb and 1 inch Square templates (with 3/8 inch seam allowance)

 

it’s time to get stitching!

 

***

 

I know it is just a little after midnight, but technically the blocks were done before Tuesday was over, I spent the rest of Tuesday waiting on the computer to talk to my phone and for the internet to work.  Just 5 weeks left!  the end is near!  keep an eye out for finishing paper piece packs and some finishing kits for the summer cottage version and the background for the civil war version.  we are getting in new EPP projects all the time and i’m adding them to my list just as quick!

now i’d better get back to week 52’s block…yes…i’m working ahead…hopefully I can get a couple of these blocks done over the next 2 days…which I have off…yes…you read that right…2 days off…in a row…treats excited!

***

happy epping!

-a