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Miniature Patchwork of the Crosses


Shirley has made this fabulous miniature Patchwork of the Crosses. She could have used the Inklingo .75″ 90-degree hexagon collection. Why could have? Read on to find out!

Shirley writes:

“Well, first and foremost, I must thank Linda for the mini POTCs!!! These guys are so much fun!!

I did my latest POTC quilt (.75″ size hexagons) before the newest .75″ and .50” size collections came out. How? By printing out the Inklingo 1″ 90-degree hexagons without seam allowances and marking the .25″ seam allowance by hand to the inside of the fabric cut shape. It wasn’t harder, just took a little longer.

The 48-piece blocks finish at 6″ and the finished quilt size is 38″ x 38″.

Another thank you for the bonus shapes and options that come with the Inklingo downloads offered in the collections.

So ladies, try it, you’ll like it!! You will so enjoy the Inklingo process/technique and the new size options and the time it saves. Miniatures are so fun!”




Colourful Patchwork of the Crosses


Patricia is making a beautiful Patchwork of the Crosses using the Inklingo 1″ 90-Degree Hexagon collection.

She writes:

“Here is a picture of my POTC blocks all laid out on my bed. I made 42 blocks and have just begun putting them together.”

It’s fun to look at Pat’s blocks and see the wonderful special effects she achieved with a bit of fussy cutting/printing.

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Colourful Crosspatch

Cathi made this colourful quilt top using the 1-inch 90-degree hexagon Patchwork of the Crosses Inklingo collection.

It was such fun making this top that I think I may have to make another. I would never have made this were it not for Inklingo as English paper piecing just isn’t for me. It is so quick and easy to stitch shapes like hexagons with a simple running stitch with the perfect Inklingo stitching lines – much quicker than basting and then whip stitching and no worries about my whip stitches showing. Fussy cutting/printing some of the shapes for the blocks added some interesting effects and was very easy to do. Having all the edge pieces needed to add the pieced border as in the original Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses really made this a joy to piece. I rarely ever follow a pattern or make an exact replica, but the Lucy Boston POTC is one that I couldn’t resist.

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Patchwork of the Crosses

Karen just finished this beautiful Patchwork of the Crosses top made using the 1″ 90-degree hexagon Inklingo collection.

She writes:

“Finally, after 14 months of hand piecing, it is done! I finished my 100″ x 100″ Patchwork of the Crosses using the 90-degree Inklingo hexagons!  3,636 pieces in this quilt. Wow – what a finish – at times I wasn’t sure I would ever finish and put it aside numerous times in the past year for weeks at a time. Thanks, Linda, for figuring out how to get lines on fabric. I’m sure I would still be working on it if I was English Paper Piecing instead of using Inklingo!”

Click on the photo to enlarge it and take a look at the hexagon border Karen appliqued on!


Patchwork of the Crosses – POTC

Shirl has finished her POTC top. Here’s her story :

I just wasn’t sure if I was going to have the ‘AHA’ moment when I first started this quilt so I just picked out some of the reproduction fabrics (Charlestown III- blues, browns, creams, beiges) I was using for my Dear Jane (I live in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia so Civil War stuff is really big here).
Like us all, the light bulb lit up and off I went; what I found out though was there weren’t that many directional fabrics and consequently this quilt doesn’t have that ‘kaleidoscope’ look. THE NEXT ONE : ))) will be brighter…. now the fabric shopping tips written in the POTC book make more sense and I see fabric with different eyes. You probably can’t see it in the picture unless you zoom in, but 1st and 2nd row, 4th block over, all of the 3rd row, and 4th block in rows 4,5,6,7 & 8 have lighter bkground border blocks and all the little crosses bordering these blocks are solid; (same color as the connectors) the thought being that a subtle big cross would show. Next step is quilting the quilt and picking the design to help the big cross pop.
Wish me luck on my Dear Jane… the plan is to finish by the 2013, the 150th anniversary….. I put it down for the year I worked on POTC… I know I’ll get tons of questions re Inklingo when I take it to Show & Tell. I have to figure out a way to make a teeny weeny POTC name tag block and put “Inklingo Rocks” right in the middle [VBG].
Thank you again ladies, I am so enjoying this journey !

And what a gorgeous quilt it has turned out to be, Shirl ! Congratulations.