Loose Threads: Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks with Inklingo

Friday, October 1, 2010

Patchwork of the Crosses Blocks with Inklingo

I've been taking stock of some of my projects and came across my Patchwork of the Crosses blocks.  These blocks will make a quilt that is a replica of the Lucy Boston quilt.  Lucy Boston is probably most famous for her Green Knowe book series, but she was also an accomplished quilter.  These blocks are made from just one shape, but the placement of fabric really creates the design. 

These patchwork pieces were printed with Inklingo by Linda Franz.  If you are not familiar with Inklingo, click on the link and go over and have a look around her web site.  It really is pretty amazing.  There are some free downloads on Linda's site that you can try out.  With Inklingo you iron freezer paper to the right side of your fabric and then run it through your printer.  The cutting lines, sewing lines, and cross hairs to match your pieces all print on the back of your fabric. I have a couple other Inklingo downloads, too.  My POTC blocks are sewn by hand.  The half square triangle Inklingo is just great.  You print on your light fabric and then put it right sides together with your darker fabric, sew on the lines, and then cut apart.  I machine sew the half square triangles.  It's really quick and easy. 
Here's a bit closer at the fabrics that have been printed. 
I have a few more block kits all prepped and ready to sew. 
 I hope you are all finding some time to stitch today.

12 comments:

Renee said...

Nice. I like that block. I think it's the first time I've seen it. It looks like a fun project to put together. Happy Stitching.

Susan said...

This is just too much. Instead of doing what I was supposed to do last night I was trying out the sock yarn pattern you shared.

That Patchwork Crosses block keeps popping up everywhere. It sure is hard to resist.

Yours looks great.......

butrfly2200 said...

Thanks for sharing. Yours are great. I really want to make one of these. Will have to get the pattern. Have to find the white freezer paper first
:)Carol

Candace said...

Wow, the information on Inklingo is very interesting, and your blocks are really beautiful. I think I'm going to be googling Lucy Boston, I hadn't heard of her before. I got a new kindle a month or so ago, maybe I'll also look her up on Amazon.

Kris said...

That's a really lovely block. I don;t think I have ever seen it before. Reminds of hexagon blocks. Can't wait to see them joined together.

Yvette said...

Those blocks are great. I was looking into the inklingo for my Klosjes blocks but I bought a stamp set instead since I am using scraps. The Inklingo sure does look nice though.

Teresa said...

I love those patchwork of the crosses blocks...do you have more blocks finished? It is really a unique looking project...LOVE it!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

scraphappy said...

What great blocks. It is so nice to have handwork ready to take along.

Stephanie said...

What a pretty block--one that would look terrific in all colors.

Vivian said...

I saw your comment on Karen's blog saying, "I wish I didn't have to sleep." I'm right there with you. Not enough hours in a day to quilt.

Staci said...

Inklingo is pretty amazing! I'm so glad you blogged about it! Thanks, LuAnn!

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty blocks. Great idea to print them off like that.

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