May 22, 2015 | Posted in:member activity

A group of members are interested in making Lucy Boston quilts and are planning to get together at the drop-in on the 4th Wednesday afternoon, 1-4pm, starting on 27 May. If you are interested perhaps you would like to join them.

So what is a Lucy Boston quilt? This method of English paper piecing uses carefully fussy-cut fabrics and placement to create interesting effects – it uses an elongated hexagon (honeycomb) and a square, usually hand-pieced, but can be machine pieced. The design was inspired by a quilt sewn by Lucy Boston and popularised in the 32 page book “Patchwork of the Crosses” by Linda Franz, prepared with the assistance of Lucy’s daughter-in-law Diana Boston; and an article in Popular Patchwork, October 2000.

Lucy Boston was born in England in 1892, and lived to be 97 years old. She designed and made at least twenty amazing patchworks in her long life, but she is more famous as the author of the Green Knowe children’s books, for her ancient manor house and garden near Cambridge in England, and for her long, creative old age.

Lucy Boston published her first books when she was in her sixties, and she continued to write, sew, and garden when she was in her nineties. She was an extraordinary person, and still inspires affection and admiration today. (from )

There are many images online of Lucy Boston quilts – just do a search!


  1. Angie @
    May 22, 2015

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    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see the quilts at the Monthly Meeting Sew and Tell!

  2. Christine Stewart
    May 23, 2015

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    Give us a break Angie, we’ve only just got our fabric.

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