Wednesday, 17 January 2007

The Patchworks of Lucy Boston

Lucy Boston's Patchwork of the Crosses is one of the masterpieces of English patchwork. Fifty-six blocks were made using only one template, a long hexagon ( known as a 'church window'), the edges being in-filled with squares and triangles. Her skilful and imaginative use of patterned fabrics create the illusion of infinitely varied blocks. A detail only is shown here - the full coverlet is about 88" square.

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