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Silmara’s Patchwork of the Crosses, Part 2


I promised we’d see more of Silmara‘s gorgeous Patchwork of the Crosses blocks today and so we shall. Each one of them made with the Inklingo 1″ 90-degree hexagon collection.

Each one of these blocks is a real beauty. And you don’t want to miss any of them, so don’t forget to go and see the first 10 of Silmara’s fabulous blocks that were posted in the  last blog entry!!














Rose Star


Jeannette made this gorgeous quilt using the 1″ kite from the Inklingo 12″ Rose Star collection and hexagons from the Inklingo 60-degree 2″ hexagon collection.

She writes:

“This year I decided I had better make some of the quilt tops I have made into quilts. I used the 1″ kite from the 12″ Rose Star collection and 2″ hexagons. I fussy cut the butterflies in the centres. It is hand pieced and machine quilted using a serpentine stitch down the length of the quilt. The quilt measures 53″ x 79″.”




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Fussy Cut/Printed Patchwork of the Crosses


Georgia is making these beautiful Patchwork of the Crosses blocks using the Inklingo 1.0″ 90-degree hexagon collection.

She writes:

“Patchwork of the Crosses is a lot of fun! This is my first Inklingo hand project. I’m using the 1″ size. The centre cross and all of the intersections with other blocks are the same fabric.”

Here are a few more of Georgia’s gorgeous blocks:





And the fabrics she’s using for them. It’s so wonderful to see the effects we can get using a little fussy cutting/printing with Inklingo shapes.



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Kaleidoscope Texas Star Fish Quilt Top


Sandra is making this fabulous kaleidoscope Texas Star Fish quilt using the Inklingo .50″/1.00″ Star Point collection, the Inklingo 1″ 60-degree hexagon collection, the Inklingo .50″ 60-degree hexagon collection, the Inklingo 2″ 60-degree diamond collection and diamonds and triangles from the Inklingo 1″ 60-degree diamond collection.


A few of the stars made with the .50″ 60-degree hexagons and the star points.


And the back of one, on which you can see the stitching lines and how flat it presses.

Sandra writes:

“Texas Star Fish started out with a colourful fish fabric that has a 12″ repeat.

Using the Inklingo .05″/1″ Star Point collection, I printed out 6 carefully placed sheets. This gave me enough for 35 stars. I will use 32 of them. The extras can be turned into a nice mug rug some day.

To surround the stars plus make this into a rectangular top, I discovered I needed and so printed 68 of the 1″ 60-degree hexagons in a light cream colour. For the star centres, I printed 32 .50″ 60-degree hexagons.

Sixteen 2″ 60-degree diamonds in a light cream and 14 2″ 60-degree diamonds in a darker cream were pieced with 15 half 2″ 60-degree diamonds in light cream to make a linear top and bottom.

To the line the right and left sides, I used a combination of 1″ 60-degree diamonds and 1″ triangles (both in the 1″ 60-degree diamond collection) and half 1″ 60-degree hexagons.

My build-up for the right and left sides required 18 half 1″ 60-degree hexagons in cream, 6 1″ 60-degree diamonds in the fish fabric and 22 1″ triangles in a dark beige.”


This picture gives us a great look at how Sandra has used all those shapes to turn this into a fabulous small quilt top.


The wonderfully colourful and fun fabric that became the kaleidoscope star points.


A Thoroughly Modern Patchwork of the Crosses


Carol in Panama made this absolutely stunning version of Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses using the Inklingo 90-degree 1.5″ Hexagon collection.

She writes:

“I used the 1.5” 90-degree hexagon. The POTC was one of my favourite blocks to make. I would heartily recommend it to a first-time Inklingo user. It is very easy to sew and you can wow all your quilting friends with your perfectly matched inset seams! Not an easy task without     Inklingo.

I asked my long-arm quilter, Margaret Gunn, for whimsical – unexpected, not traditional quilting. Lucy Boston’s pattern is usually made in traditional fabrics. Since I am calling it ‘Thoroughly Modern Lucy’ I wanted modern quilting.”

These extra pictures give us a great look at some of the special effects Carol got with her fabrics as well as the quilting.





Pieced Hexagons


Jeannette has made this gorgeous pieced hexagon quilt using shapes from various Inklingo 60-degree hexagon collections and 60-degree diamond collections and the Inklingo 300 Pieced Hexagons Design Book.

She writes:

“This is my finished hexagon quilt that I made using the 300 Pieced Hexagons book. It was all hand pieced except for the borders and was machine quilted. I quilted each hexagon differently. It measures 51″ x 66″.”


Grandmother’s Flower Garden

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Barb completed this great Grandmother’s Flower Garden using the Inklingo 1.0″ hexagon collection.

She writes:

“I was asked by the owner of this quilt top to ‘finish it.’ She is a friend of my mother’s and not a quilter. It was made by her grandmother and she wanted it finished to pass on to another family member. There were a couple blocks not sewn into the top when she gave it to me. And all the edges were uneven. I added in the two blocks and then printed from the one-inch hexagon collection to fill in to make all the edges straight and my sis-in-law machine quilted it on a longarm with the Baptist Fan pattern. A nice finish to a family heirloom quilt!”

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This picture shows the quilting on the back and a bit of the front of the quilt.

What a great way to save a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt from languishing unfinished in a cupboard!

And if you want to read more about how Barb found herself in possession of and completing this quilt, her “Quilting on the Go with Inklingo” post is a fun read.


Miniature Lucy Boston

Shirley has been making these tiny wonders ! Using (to some extent) the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses collection (and book).
Here’s what she writes :

I have always adored miniatures !  They just fascinate me.  Well…. at long last…… I DID figure out a way to make my POTC Name Tag  block.  I started with the line drawing on p.29, Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses. 
 The hardest part was dealing with fraying of the “1/4” connectors while sewing the y-seams but not so much so that I would give up….   To simplify, I just did a fold over binding from back to front and SID around all the hexagons. 

This mini is made from the same fabrics I made her Big Sister in (April 2011 entry in the Inklingo Projects Blog)    I learned from this ‘Big Sis’  how to fussy cut better and .  The 12-piece crosses presented a problem with bulkier seams than I liked so I cut it in one piece; the same difficulty with the edge shapes as well – so I hand stitched a facing, scalloped the border and embellished with Inklingo Circles in the open spaces.  Size is 14″ x 18″ and 754 pcs.  if I counted right !  If Linda ever comes out with a smaller version of the POTC block pieces with those wonderful accurate crosshair markings, I will be VERY tempted to be one of “those” that make a ‘big’ miniature quilt.  Marking around templates that small by hand is just not as accurate as I like in comparison to printing in Inklingo fashion.  

Well, I loved your Big POTC-quilt, but this small one has me scraping my jaw from the floor. Just awesome, Shirley !!!


Hexagon Bag / Tote

Jeannette from Down Under has made this gorgeous bag.
She writes :
I used 1″ hexes and half hexes from collection 1 (editor’s note : The same shapes are in the downloadable 1″ Hexagon collection). The outside of the bag is hand pieced and the lining and pocket is machined. I hand quilted around the centre hexes and I used no 5 Perle black cotton at all intersections of the half hexes to put a large stitch along each seam with a black bead in the centre.
I hand stitched the handles on.
The bag measures 10 x 12″

And it is looking great, Jeannette


Addy’s Quilt – more Insanity

Lorraine in MI is working on an Insanity version with her sister-in-law. They are using the 0.75″ hexagons (rather than the 0.50″ ones the original pattern calls for). She writes :

We have more borders to add, but had to share our progress. This is for my SiLaw’s granddaughter who loves red, stars and hearts.

There are not words to describe what a pleasure this project has been! Inklingo has made it a breeze to print and send and share in the stitching!
There are 3 more children needing heirloom quilts and we already have plans for those…all using Inklingo!