Sharon (Lilabelle Lane Creations) takes traditional designs, adds a little Aussie twist, and makes them fresh and lovely again.
One example is her pretty Flower Garden Mini Quilt.
I love the way she uses stripes in this one!
It is one of the 16 designs in her beautiful book, Quilting on the Go.
Like many of the other quilts in the book, the shapes are “inklingo-able.”
This lovely mini quilt uses hexagons in the 60ª Hexagon shape collection 0.75 inch..
Inklingo PDFs are shape “collections,” so there is also a “house half” hexagon to use around the edges, so you don’t have to trim.
Print on scraps of fabric or strips.
For the flowers, you can print 6, 12, 18 or even 24 hexagons at a time and rotary cut.
There is also a layout for scissors but it doesn’t save much fabric, and I prefer to rotary cut several layers at a time.
The cutting goes fast, especially when you cut 3 or 4 layers at a time.
The printing and cutting goes sooooo fast . . . . you might want to take a little extra time to fussy cut some of the hexagons. (Instructions for fussy cutting with freezer paper templates.)
When the shapes are printed, stacked and cut, you can settle down with some relaxing “continuous stitching.”
This video includes some of my best tips for sewing with a running stitch, continuous stitching, and pressing.
Sewing with a running stitch is perfect if you are watching the World Series.
A “perfect” baseball game means nothing happens anyway. <wicked grin> Most of the time it’s just two guys playing catch but you can stop a running stitch and look up if anyone is actually running.
Hexagons + Inklingo = a home run.
It is so satisfying to see each flower pressed. Even the back is pretty!
Many of the lovely projects in Sharon Burgess’ Quilting on the Go can be made quickly and simply with Inklingo Clamshells, hexagons, diamonds, triangles and kites.
It is a great book! I want to make all of the designs!
This VIDEO on the Welcome to Inklingo page explains how to print on fabric (or paper) with your ordinary Inkjet printer. (Please tell your friends.) (book and more info)
And more on my site:
- Main Quilting on the Go Page (for the book and more info)
- 60º Hexagons 0.75 inch
- Main Hexagon Page (more sizes, more video)
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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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