Foundation Paper Piecing
Named after Lucy Boston herself, the Lucy Boston EPP block comes from the iconic Patchwork of the Crosses Quilt, completed in the late 1950's. The block is made entirely from one shape (commonly referred to as a "Honeycomb") using the English paper-piecing technique. English paper-piecing is a hand-piecing method and is quickly learned, even by someone who has never done any hand-sewing before. The beauty of the block is in the "fussy-cutting" of each fabric, which results in a spectacular kaleidoscope effect. Students will learn how to spot fabrics that are good candidates for fussy-cutting, how to accurately cut and piece each block, useful tools of the trade, and learn different ways to use your blocks. The Lucy Boston block is easy enough for an absolute beginner, but interesting enough for a seasoned quilter looking to add a new skill to their repertoire. The English paper-piecing technique can be used to complete any number of quilts, and the fussy-cutting techniques taught in this class will carry over to machine pieced quilts. As portable as they are beautiful, learn to make these lovely little works of art that may look difficult, but are surprisingly easy. Lucy Boston blocks are highly addictive with infinite possibilities and potential.