My Addiction Continues!

My addiction to Inlingo continues.  When I printed the my first set of hexagon shapes, I thought I might  just stitch a few together and make a small project like a table runner.  Well, my pile of hexies has magically grown and I think a full sized quilt is in the making!  I can’t seem to stop making them!

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If you have been reading my blog, you know that I made a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt last year.  I bought some paper hexagon shapes and away I went!  You can read about that here.  I basted the fabric onto the paper templates and then whip-stitched the pieces together.  I even tried glueing the seam allowance in place but found it very messy and the paper templates popped out before they were stitched together and that irritated me.

So, having done both methods of hexagons (English Paper Piecing and Inklingo) I must say I prefer Inklingo.  Why?  It is just so efficient and so easy…no paper templates to buy or cut, no basting or glueing seam allowances and no taking the basting threads out.  Just simply print…

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cut….

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…and stitch.  Easy Peasy!!

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I am linking up to Slow Stitching Sunday.  Check it out and see what other quilters are doing on this cold, wintery day!

Til next time…

Kerry

 

Slow Stitching Sunday

I have discovered the addictive (very addictive!) world of Hand-Piecing!  A couple of weeks ago, I decided to start another hexie quilt.  I needed a little inspiration so I found myself on Pinterest admiring the hundreds and hundreds of hexie quilt images.  Long story short, I clicked on a hexie quilt that was made using Inklingo.  I had heard of Inklingo a couple of years ago, even spent some time on the website, but that is all that became of it.  This time when I checked out the website, I could see the beauty of the Inklingo concept.  First I downloaded the free pattern for the diamond stars, fired up my ink-jet printer, watched a few Inklingo videos on Youtube, threaded up a needle and BAM!!  Before I knew it, I had completed four stars!!

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So, then I thought “If I can hand-piece these stars, I can hand-piece anything, including hexies!”  I purchased the 2″ hexie patterns and the rest is history!  So this is what I have been working on today….I am linking up to Kathy’s Slow Stitching Sunday.  Check it out and see what quilters are working on today!

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Pressing these hexies are easy when you know how!

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Til next time….

Kerry