... and How Did You Make That Gorgeous Quilt Block"?
Paula Barnes is Hooked!
Have you see the Lucy Boston quilt style? This intricate-looking method of English paper piecing employs carefully fussy-cut fabrics & placement to create unique kaleidoscopic effects. The design was inspired by a quilt sewn by Lucy Boston in the late 1950s and is enjoying great popularity all over Instagram and Pinterest! Our own Paula Barnes discovered the craze recently while doing a lecture and workshop at Little Quilts in Marietta, GA. She told us:
"While I was there I was shown a Lucy Boston block done in one of my previous fabric collections. OMG, was it beautiful!
Well, I was bitten by the bug, and had to leave the shop with all the English paper piecing supplies to start this quilt. Of course I knew that Mary Ellen (Robison, co-owner of Red Crinoline Quilts) would want to indulge in this little project so I got her supplies too.
Here are two blocks I wanted to share with you using my R&B Tavern Collection. Fussy cutting the border was so much fun."