Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birds in the Air

Week 9 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War Quilts Sampler is Birds in the Air

I've given printing directions for slightly more shapes than you need. Makes it easier to machine-piece that way.
Do not print the Focus 1 fabric, but layer it with your printed background-fabric and stitch from the BF-side.
If you hand-piece, print all (possible) fabrics.

The block isn't really Inklingoable in the 8" format, so you're on your own there, but it is eminently Inklingoable in the 6" format.

added on March 20
Took my own advice from another post (duh!), and went to Linda's wonderful page of Triangle Tips on
Open the Triangle-tips page.
Scroll down.
Find a version of Birds in the Air that is eminently Inklingoable and how to make it.
To make things even better : Linda's version makes the 8" block inklingoable :-)
end of addition.

Do not print the Focus 1 HST. The size of fabric given in the printing-table is for layering with half of the printed Background Fabric HST

Machine-piecing : Make a total of 4 squares from background- and Focus 1 fabric. Discard one.
Join them as shown by Brackman.
Add the large, Focus 2 fabric HST.


Link to Brackman's post and her directions.
Link to the printing table.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cotton Boll

Week 8 of Barbara Brackmann's Civil War Sampler quilt is called Cotton Boll.
She works with a rectangle and HST (Half Square Triangles), but the rectangle isn't Inklingoable.
What is Inklingo'able is to print squares, and then put Inklingo-printed corners on them exactly as described in the Bow Tie block and the Garden of Eden block on this blog.

So, print 4 squares, put corners on them on two opposite sides (as with the Exquisite block), trim away the surplus material below the HSTriangles, join the squares, and ... finished :-)

Link to Brackman's post.

Link to the printing-table.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Log Cabin

Week 7 of Barbara Brackmann's Civil War Sampler quilt is a Log Cabin.

Correction to first post :

Eminently Inklingoable in the 6" format, with the new 1" Log Cabin collection. However, since this collection doesn't print less than 2 strips well, the printing table is for the making of two (!) blocks. I'm sure the other one can easily be transformed into a nice coaster :-)

For the 8" block, just follow Brackmann's directions to the letter :-) or use the 1" Log Cabin collection and make more logs than the ones Brackman does. That's what the printing table does. Shows you how to make an 8" Log Cabin block with logs that finish 1" wide.

Brackmann's directions here.
Printing Table here.


Week 6 of Barbara Brackmann's Civil War Sampler quilt is called Richmond.

It's a lovely block and mostly Inklingoable in both the 6" and the 8" format (since the HST 00A collection came out)

In the 6" format, the only size that isn't perfectly there, are the small squares that make up the 4-patches between the star-points. For a 6" finished block, those squares should be 0.7". Inklingo has an 0.75" square in both the Octagon / KISS 103 collection and the Storm At Sea collection in the 4.5" size.
Use that.
My suggestion is, that most of the 0.05" difference will be eaten up if you stitch just inside the Inklingo stitching-line, rather than on it or just outside it. If that is too much, use the HST you border it with to give you the right size, using the same technique shown with the Bow Tie block and the Garden of Eden block shown on this blog.

Link to Brackmann's post.
Printing-table. Updated on May 23, 2011.