Thank you to everyone who watched Saturday Night LIVE, Inklingo style.
It was all about hexagons.
This hexagon flower was sewn partly by hand—LIVE—and partly by machine. I also showed how to press it.
You can click above to see the “encore presentation” and you can scroll down to see a short clip showing how to press hexagons.
All of the equipment worked!
More RAM, new video card, 8 more USB 3.0 ports, new tripod, fresh rotary cutting blade.
There was PEBCAK—Problems Exist Between Chair And Keyboard. (That’s me.)
Live Video # 2 was a good learning experience. I am disappointed with parts of it but I know that if I waited until everything was perfect, I would never do live video at all.
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK
I look happy because the new RAM helped, so the audio did not break up . . .
PLUS . . . I learned how to play a pre-recorded movie within a live stream. That’s progress!
However, I did not MUTE the movie-in-movie in enough places, so the audio played over me for about 5 minutes near the end. (Some of you thought it was an ad.)
I will try very hard not to make that mistake again.
A VICTORY FOR MONKEY
Thanks to Google and Photoshop, I finally found a way to clean up the Inklingo logo in the top left corner. It drove Monkey crazy. It will look like this (above) in Live # 3.
Out of kindness, none of you mentioned how messy “inklingo” looked in the first two live videos. Thank you.
By the way, figuring out how to clean up a transparent layer in a png wasn’t easy. I was googling all the wrong things. The answer was much harder to find than new camera supports.
Yes. MORE equipment is on its way.
DID YOU SEE THAT?
When I watched the video afterwards, I could see the camera going in and out of focus on the extreme close-ups of stitching and pressing. That drives me crazy. I am sorry if it drove you crazy too.
The good news is that I think I know how to fix it.
I was very limited in where I could place the tripods and lights for the sewing and pressing sequences this time. However . . . I was able to order better supports online—at 4:30 am—Sunday morning. What an amazing world.
It gave me the giggles to realize that I could google a string of words like C-clamp camera support in the middle of the night and find something I didn’t even know existed—with a goose-neck <gasp>—on Amazon for only $16.
Free delivery by Tuesday. This takes shopping in my jammies to a whole new level.
I ordered two different ones for good measure and I’m considering ordering two more. Monkey says, Thank you for shopping at Inklingo.com, so I can keep funneling the money to Amazon.
This part of the flower was sewn by machine. When we combine hand and machine piecing, we call it a hybrid.
When two audio streams are beating each other up and driving you crazy, I want to know about it.
I need a first responder who can get a message to me immediately—a sort of 911 call.
I am happy to say I have a kind volunteer and a message system set up for Live # 3. (Thank you, Donna.) When I make a booboo—and I’m sure I will—I will know sooner, so I can fix it sooner.
By the way, unless I wear a headset, I am not aware of audio problems because I have to have my own speakers turned off while I’m streaming live. Also, there is a delay between what I am saying and what you are seeing on Facebook Live. By the time you write a comment, even if I see it quickly, the problem has existed for too long already.
The camera stayed in focus for rotary cutting—and I know why!
HOW TO PRESS HEXAGON FLOWERS
I received some nice comments and emails about the pressing sequence for hexagons, despite the focus issue, so here are a few pressing moments (above), just in case you can’t watch the whole thing again.
This is one of the diagrams in the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF to download), which is free when you buy any Inklingo hexagons.
Thank you for your suggestions for future videos. They are all good ones and I’m taking them to heart.
Fussy Cutting is the most popular request. I’m glad I did not do fussy cutting this time because I want the video to be perfect for that.
Cathi’s Quilt Obsession Blog – Correction! I mistakenly called her Ribbon Dance quilt Ribbon Flower. When you visit Quilt Obsession, you will see dozens of Inklingo quilts that Cathi has made since 2006.
Main Hexagon Page — good info and 4 more videos showing how to hand piece hexagons, how to machine piece hexagons, and 300 Pieced Hexagon designs.
Main Beginner’s Page (link from top right of every page on the website or in the Shop) There is a short, detailed VIDEO INTRO to Inklingo on that page. A great place to start.
Gift Certificates – I forgot to mention this. These are a popular gift for quilters. Any amount. Good for anything on the site, including postage. They never expire.
LIVE! —YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN
I think I can confidently say that we will have brand new mistakes next time. I am learning as we go along.
I hope it was Time Well Spent, despite the PEBCAK, and that you will want to watch Inklingo Live Video # 3 with friends.
Thank you for visiting here and thank you for watching LIVE!
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Main Beginner’s Page There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.
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