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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!!














Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses


Silmara is making some absolutely stunning Patchwork of the Crosses blocks using the Inklingo 90-degree 1″ hexagon collection.

She writes:

“In order to make the Lucy Boston quilt I need 56 blocks. Now I’m up to 20 blocks. I’m almost there … LOL. I’m making the blocks using Inklingo because I consider it the perfect way to make these and other patchwork blocks. I also decided to make the first corner as I’ve shown below. This is a quilt that I don’t want to make in a hurry. Each block is an exercise of creativity and a pleasure to discover the possibilities of what we can do with fabrics.”

Lots of pictures in this post and another that will publish on Tuesday, so be sure to come back then. You do not want to miss any of these beauties. First the block with the corner.


It’s fabulous to see the special effects Silmara has achieved with a little fussy cutting/printing.  So keep scrolling down to see more of these fabulous blocks.









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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.




Patchwork of the Crosses


Vera is making a wonderful Patchwork of the Crosses quilt using the Inklingo 1.0″ 90-degree hexagon collection.

She writes:

“I started working on these about a month ago to have some handwork to do in the evening watching TV with my husband. I am using the 1″ POTC set from Inklingo. I have the 1.5″ set I bought for my granddaughter to work with, but wanted a smaller block. There is something about it I just like better in the 1″ size. My husband has gotten involved with the colour choices and layouts. He picked out the colours for the brown block on the bottom left. I have 18 blocks done, but only the 4 here are actually sewn into the setting pieces. I thought this might stop at a table runner but, he looked so disappointed, it will probably end up king size. I am really enjoying working on these. It is relaxing. Everything matches, just sew from X to X.”


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!”


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Patchwork of the Crosses

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Tammy in Virginia has started making Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses blocks using the 1.5″ 90-degree Inklingo collection.

She writes:

“I finally purchased the Inklingo 90-degree 1.5” hexagon collection as I couldn’t wait any longer. This is my first block of POTC. This block has so many possibilities. I worked on it while spending half a day at the doctor’s office and several ladies said they never could do that. I said, ‘Oh, yes, you can. It is simpler than you think.’ I showed them the printing on the back of the block for the cutting and stitching lines and they were impressed. I gave them a brief description of the technique and told them to go to”


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.





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.


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 !!!