Monday, July 9, 2012

Meandering Minds

Cathi made this miniature Drunkard's Trail quilt that finishes at 8" x 10" using the 2" Drunkard's Trail collection.
The quilt is destined for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

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 !!!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

General Sunflowers!

Ruth is a busy bee :-) and has finished this gorgeous project.
She writes
Just wanted to send you a pic of my latest INklingo project.
It's a mix of double and single  sunflowers.
It was a joy to piece by hand.
Made completely of my favorite French General fabrics.
Again I so love Inklingo!
The centre is a medalion I added to calm down my choice of fabrics (thought it was a little busy with all the sunflower pieces)
It looks absolutely gorgeous, Ruth!
PS Ruth is the redhead!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Drunkard's Trail

Ruth is using (one of) the Drunkard's Trail collections to make this bright and wonderful quilt.
Look forward to seeing it finished Ruth !
Looks like so much fun :-)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Miniature Feathered Star

Nancy in Alabama made this beauty.
She writes :

A couple of weeks ago I took a wonderful class taught by Marsha McCloskey sponsored by my quilt guild.  During the class we learned how to draft a feathered star.  I kept thinking I wanted to do a miniature version.  When the class ended I drafted a half inch feathered star.  

I found appropriate shapes in the 0.5" Log Cabin, 9" Storm at Sea, 6.75" Storm at Sea, and HST 00B collections.  Using Inklingo made piecing the little star easy and gave me the accuracy I needed.  The little quilt is 11.5" square.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pies and Tarts

Fussy-printed Pies and Tarts wedges.

And a finished top !

Jeannette from Oz has been busy (again!) and made this beauty for all of us to make a fuss about.
Click on the small pictures on the left to get a larger one. They are worth it.

Jeannette writes :
I'm sending pictures of my Pie and Tarts quilt. It's all hand pieced except for the border, I sewed that on by machine.
The half Tarts around the edge ar all pieced in the same fabric as the border to give a scalloped look. I'm also showing a few fussy-cut blocks and a closeup of the border.
The quilt measures 82 x 96".
... now all I have to do is quilt the thing LOL.

Wishing you luck on the quilting, Jeannette, while the rest of us are quietly drooling over your top.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Feathered Star

Charlsey made this Feathered Star quilt using the 20-inch Feathered Star collection.

She writes:
I used the 20" Feathered Star collection from Inklingo for the stars. The 6" center block of each square is different. I used Inklingo every time there was a shape available that I needed.
Also, for this quilt, I machine pieced most of the feathered stars, which is a very difficult task without Inklingo.
Inklingo enables me to attempt quilts I normally would dismiss as too cumbersome, time-consuiming or difficult. I enjoy the fact that I can be challenged in my quilt-making and at the same time know that I can be successful by using Inklingo as a tool.

You can see close-ups of some of Charley's Stars here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sherman's March

Charlsey made this beautiful quilt designed by Bonnie Blue Quilts using squares, rectangles and HSTs printed with Inklingo.
She writes:

"The pieces are flying geese, "rooftops", rectangles and squares.  The pattern is Inklingo friendly. I used Inklingo for most of the quilt."

Monday, January 9, 2012

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