Instead of hand quilting lately I have been hand piecing. The joy of both of these are equal in my mind. I will get back to my quilting soon, but in the meantime I have been working on Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Crosses. At the link you can see the pattern that I am using from a site called Inklingo – I love this method of hand piecing but it is not the only way I hand piece. The link tells the history of this pattern as well. (I just like the site I am not affiliated with it).
Here is a close up of a block so you can see how it is made.
Right now it is 48 inches by 60 inches. I am working on a row right now that is ready to be joined to the quilt which well then make it 60 inches x 60 inches. My aim to make it queen size if I do not tire on it first. Of course it will be hand quilted! Couldn’t do it any other way could I after all the work of hand piecing
I need to get back to my quilting soon, I have taken some time off from it and have two in the works at the moment – I like a variety of projects to work on and have two that I am piecing and two that I am quilting with plans to make more this year – like a lot of us I am not happy just working on one at a time.