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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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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.




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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.



Kathi has started making these lovely blocks, using her collection of Owl Fabrics. Must be a huge collection. She is using the 150 % POTC collection, that is, the larger size of the 90-degree hexagon shape that is also used in the Patchwork Of The Crosses. Try clicking on the individual pictures to see more details. It is worth it.


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.


POTC Finished !!!

Kathy has actually finished her Patchwork of the Crosses.
Quilted, bound and (I hope) signed.

And there’s a closeup of the quilting

It’s a gorgeous quilt, Kathy ! Congratulations on finishing it.

March 29-2011


Kathy has this quilt accepted in this years AQS show !
Congratulations Kathy. Way to go. This is an outrageously gorgeous quilt and deserves all the recognition it can get.