Friday, 17 July 2020

All The Blues .... A Lucy Boston quilt by Joy Hill

My mum's Lucy Boston quilt is finished and we both love it. Mum's favourite colour is blue, and she loved choosing fabrics for this quilt.  Hence the name .... "All The Blues".






Mum finished her quilt before Christmas, but she was keeping in under wraps because she was going to enter it in the Auckland Festival of Quilts this year.  But unfortunately that's been called off, and it will be another 18 months before the next Festival, so mum gave me permission to share it now.





Mum has developed a great eye for fussy cutting, and she had fun using every last inch of some of these fabrics.  

The border fabric is from Spotlight NZ and finishes the quilt really nicely. By the time mum had decided on the border, the fabric had sold out at her local Spotlight, so we were lucky to find just enough online. 



I did try to convert mum to hand piecing, but she likes English Paper Piecing, so this quilt is English Paper Pieced.  

Me demonstrating hand piecing to mum


Mum demonstrating how quickly she can EPP


Once mum started EPPing she just kept going! Each week she'd send me a photo with more blocks completed.





Then when it was finished mum hand quilted it all herself.  She's a machine at 78 years old.  

So what's next you ask?  Well, mum has the paper pieces for Raindrops Are Falling on My Head from Millefiori Quilts 4 by Willyne Hammerstein.  Although we studied colour palettes and tried to steer away from blues, I'm afraid it's going to be blue again.  Maybe she'll call it "All The Blues Two". 


My mum, Joy Hill with my son






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20 comments:

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Now that is quite the beauty of a quilt! Amazing work all round and seeing your lovely mom gives me hope that I can continue this new hobby of mine. I love EPP too. What a handsome son, Wendy.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I love your mom's Lucy Boston!! This is the prettiest Lucy I've seen! Her quilting was spot on. I only made 6 blocks for my mini Lucy but couldn't decide how to quilt it. I got it quilted but I'm never been satisfied with how it looks. If I should ever make another one (which I doubt) I'll quilt it like your mother did, she came up with perfect quilting!

Can't wait to see your mom's progress on Blue Raindrops. Blues are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

chrisknits said...

Whoa!! That is one gorgeous quilt. She must be thrilled with the finish. Can't wait to see what her next project is!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

This is a stunning quilt. The amount of hours that must have gone into it, just wow! Your Mom is quite the talented quilter. How fun that you share this passion. Thank you so much for sharing.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Your mum's quilt is gorgeous! I see where you get your talent from. I bet she wins an award when she is able to share it in a quilt show. Blue is my favorite color too.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

wonderful work!! I can never decide which goes faster EPP or hand piecing

KerryW said...

Congratulations to your Mum on her lovely quilt. She is amazing!

Cathy said...

Wow!

Unknown said...

Your Mum's quilt is beautiful. So many hours of stitching - very impressive. It must be lovely to share your passion for quilting together.

Sewing Up A Storm said...

Oh wow!!! What a beautiful quilt, it just takes my breath away. I can see where you got your talent from. Your mom does amazing work. It is such a shame that there are no shows to display all the beautiful quilts being created now. Hopefully in the near future things will open up again and we can all enjoy going to show again. I think this quilt is ribbon worthy and I hope she does get to enter it in an upcoming show.

Jenny said...

Such amazing work, and your Mum is such an amazing lady. Its wonderful that you both share the love of patchwork and quilting together. Tell your Mum she is an internet star now!

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations Jill on a fabulous quilt. Amazing work!

Julie Fukuda said...

Your Mom's quilt is wonderful. I have made several of these Lucy Boston quilts but never bothered with paper piecing. One thing that stands out with this pattern is it is perfect for fussy-cutting because the grain of the fabric doesn't matter at all. Maybe my next one should be all in blues...

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

You and your mom are both such talented quilters. It must be wonderful to share this love of quilting with each other. It is such a beautiful quilt and how wonderful you were able to find enough of the border fabric on line to finish it off. Like your mom, I am now shorter than all the kids and grandkids. How wonderful to have a photo of those two together in front of the quilt.

We are all sad that so many quilt shows and other activities have been cancelled. It is wonderful that our stashes are keeping us busy.

Mystic Quilter said...

A beautiful quilt from your Mum and I had a surprise looking at your photograph of here and your son, isn't she a member of the Auckland Guild?

moosecraft said...

Absolutely beautiful! And, it sounds like your Mum is so much fun EPPing! :-)

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, your Mom sure is a marvel at fussy cutting. Her quilt is fabulous! Take care.

Chantal said...

Masterpiece! Wow! What else can be said here? I love blue and this is a stunning testament to what blue is. A real showstopper. I'm sure it will bring her many ribbons when shown in festivals. She has a blue ribbon from me. Bravo! ;^)

Barb Neiwert said...

What a lot of work and what an amazing result! Thank her for sharing it with us - a joy!

quiltingbydawn said...

What a spectacular quilt! It is gorgeous! So much work goes into making a Lucy Boston quilt. This is a quilt to be treasured!