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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”


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!

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Patchwork of the Crosses

Carol has made another fabulously colourful quilt, this time with the 1.5″ 90-degree Inklingo hexagon collection.

She writes:

“The 25 blocks are hand pieced.  It has a 6” plain white border that was not attached when I took this picture.  It has not been quilted yet.

The pattern is an adaptation of Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses.  The title is ‘Thoroughly Modern Lucy.'”


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 !!!

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More of Kathy’s Owls

Another batch of Kathy’s wonderful Owls.
This time, I recognize some of the non-owly fabrics, and remember them as being pretty ugly when I tried to use them. Amazing how the right person can make fabrics sing ! because after seeing them being used here, I’m (almost) sad that I didn’t get more than a charm-pack of them. Cute blocks with gorgeous fussy-printing.